44 Convicted Murderers Receive Commuted Sentence In Dem-Led State

(Original Caption) 12/20/74 RIKERS, ISLAND- NEW YORK CITY: The New York City Tombs closed its doors after 33 years of operation. Photo shows empty cells inside Cell Block 7.
  • Families of Connecticut crime victims are outraged after 44 murderers had their sentences commuted, accusing the Board of Pardons and Paroles of amending its policy to favor the state’s most violent criminals.
  • Critics of the commutation surge have argued the spike in sentence reduction “re-victimizes” families who chose to accept plea bargains in order to avoid the emotional and mental toll of a lengthy trial.
  • Audrey Carlson, who lost her daughter Elizabeth after she was murdered more than two decades ago, joined “Fox & Friends First” Monday to discuss her concerns over the policy and why the commutations are “outrageous.”