Connecticut prison population bucks trend, grows in 2013

By Hugh McQuaid

HARTFORD, Conn. — For the first time since the year of the Cheshire murders, the number of inmates in Connecticut’s prisons increased in 2013 and state officials are not sure why.

That’s according to statistics compiled monthly by the Office of Policy and Management. A report from the agency’s Criminal Justice Police and Planning Division released this week expects an average of 16,626 inmates this month when they had forecasted having only 16,010.

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