Topic:
WEAPONS; FELONIES; SENTENCING; STATISTICAL INFORMATION; FIREARMS; PRISONS AND PRISONERS; CRIMINALS;
Location:
WEAPONS - FIREARMS;

OLR Research Report


May 22, 2006

 

2006-R-0224

LENGTH OF SENTENCE SERVED BY OFFENDERS CHARGED WITH CERTAIN GUN-RELATED OFFENSES.

By: Christopher Reinhart, Senior Attorney

You asked how much of their sentence people convicted of certain gun-related offenses serve. This report updates OLR report 99-R-0284.

Nineteen inmates convicted of five different gun-related crimes were released last year from Department of Correction (DOC) facilities. Inmates can be in prison for more than one offense. The controlling offense is usually the most serious one with the most serious sentence and is used to record the inmate in the computer system for statistical purposes.

These 19 inmates are based on DOC's search of its computer database for inmates whose controlling offense was one of nine gun-related offenses:

1. committing an A, B, or C felony with an assault weapon (CGS 53-202j);

2. committing an A, B, or C felony with a firearm (CGS 53-202k);

3. 1st degree manslaughter with a firearm (CGS 53a-55a);

4. 2nd degree manslaughter with a firearm (CGS 53a-56a);

5. 2nd degree assault with a firearm (CGS 53a-60a);

6. 2nd degree assault of an elderly, blind, disabled, pregnant, or mentally retarded person with a firearm (CGS 53a-60c);

7. 1st degree kidnapping with a firearm (CGS 53a-92a);

8. 2nd degree kidnapping with a firearm (CGS 53a-94a); and

9. 2nd degree burglary with a firearm (CGS 53a-102a).

The table below displays the information on the 19 inmates including their controlling offense, length of sentence, DOC entry and release dates, length of time served, and percent of sentence served.

Inmate

Sentence

(days)

Begins Serving

Release

Time Served

(days)

Percent Sentence Served*

Committing A, B, or C Felony With a Firearm (CGS 53-202k)

1

3652.5

9/8/95

2/4/05

3440

94%

1st Degree Manslaughter With a Firearm (CGS 53a-55a)

2

1461

2/7/03

9/13/05

950

65%

3

7305

9/25/92

10/24/05

4778

65%

4

6209.25

7/18/94

4/8/05

3918

63%

5

2922

7/24/98

9/22/05

2618

90%

6

730.5

3/23/04

10/7/05

564

77%

2nd Degree Assault With a Firearm (CGS 53a-60a)

7

1826.25

8/24/01

11/29/05

1559

85%

8

1278.38

4/25/02

8/1/05

1192

93%

9

3652.5

6/7/96

5/13/05

3264

89%

10

913.125

11/12/02

1/4/05

785

86%

11

3104.63

8/28/98

6/9/05

2478

80%

12

1095.75

10/2/02

6/24/05

999

91%

13

730.5

3/21/03

3/18/05

731

100%

14

913.125

5/6/04

12/29/05

603

66%

15

365.25

2/9/05

8/15/05

188

51%

1st Degree Kidnapping With a Firearm (CGS 53a-92a)

16

4383

8/12/02

2/18/05

925

21%

17

3652.5

1/26/96

7/5/05

3449

94%

18

2922

1/26/96

7/5/05

2701

92%

2nd Degree Kidnapping With a Firearm (CGS 53a-94a)

19

730.5

3/2/00

8/12/05

511

70%

*It is unclear how parole eligibility requirements were applied to some of these inmates.

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