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William A. O'Neill:

An Inventory of His Gubernatorial Records at the Connecticut State Archives.

Subseries Title: Correction

Subseries ID: 001CL-0035

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0400035CL-001CorrectionJanuary-March 1981Inmates complain about prison conditions; inmates request transfer to another prison or country; family asserts inmate needs psychological treatment, not jail; information concerning an extradition; f
0400035CL-002CorrectionApril-May 1981Constituents express opinions regarding death penalty; constituents urge Governor to impose harsher sentences to reduce crime; inmates report items lost or stolen while in prison; inmate complains abo
0400035CL-003CorrectionJune-August 1981Allegation that correction officer at Cheshire is member of Ku Klux Klan and ensuing investigation; constituent opposes extradition; constituents urge Governor to impose harsher sentences to reduce cr
0400035CL-004CorrectionSeptember 1981Suggest using aircraft carriers for prisons; inmate needs psychiatric help, not jail; inmates and family ask Governor to expedite case or reduce sentence; inmates complain about prison conditions; in
0400035CL-005CorrectionOctober-December 1981Minutes of Judicial/Correction Pre-Trial Working Group; inmates and family request or do not want transfer; friend wants charges dismissed; family requests work release for inmate; information about u
0400035CL-006Correction--Biweekly reports1981
0400035CL-007Correction--Pardons and Paroles1981Inmates and family members request pardon or parole; victim's family feels they are in danger from parolee; inmates complain about Parole Board. [Chronological]
0400035CL-008Correction1982Inmates complain about lack of lighting in cells; neighbors complain about jail in neighborhood; response to audit report; request for information on the death penalty.
0400035CL-009Correction1983Biweekly report (one only); information on sentencing guidelines and the effect of the 1981 law on overcrowding.
0400035CL-010Correction1985Information about placement of inmate in administrative segregation; objection to strip searches; inmate complains about food.
0400035CL-011Correction1986Complaints from inmates; suggestions for improving overcrowding in prisons.
0400035CL-012Correction--Semi-monthly reports1986
0410035CL-013CorrectionJanuary-February 1987Requests for early release or pardon; inmates can't get necessary medical treatment; inmate requests for transfers; inmates complain about correction officers; family requests release of inmate for ph
0410035CL-014CorrectionMarch 1987Inmates complain about correction officers; inmate requests polygraph test; alleged discrimination because inmate has AIDS; inmates can't get necessary medical treatment; inmate claims cannot be found
0410035CL-015CorrectionApril 1-14, 1987Inmates complain about correction officers; inmates claim rights are being violated; inmates can't get necessary medical treatment; inmates claim loss of personal items while in prison; inmates reques
0410035CL-016CorrectionApril 15-30, 1987Inmates protest punishment; federal inmate wants to be paroled to Connecticut; inmates want to enter a halfway house; family or inmate requests transfer; inmate or family requests pardon; inmate wants
0410035CL-017CorrectionMay 1987Inmates claim rights are being violated; inmate protests punishment; inmate and family request early release, parole, or pardon; inmate complains about correction officers; inmate requests transfer; i
0410035CL-018CorrectionJune 1987Family requests inmate's early release because of their financial problems; inmate requests placement in halfway house; inmate claims rights are being violated; inmate seeks protection while in prison
0410035CL-019CorrectionJuly 1987Friend requests work release for inmate; inmate requests supervised home release; inmates request drug treatment; inmates request appeal of decision by Board of Parole; inmate claims rights are being
0410035CL-020CorrectionAugust 1-20, 1987Inmates and family request transfer; personnel matters; inmate complains about lack of Spanish speaking counselors; inmate requests appeal of disciplinary hearing findings; inmate requests community r
0420035CL-021CorrectionAugust 21-31, 1987Inmates complain about correction officers; family and inmates request early or community release; inmate claims that he is being denied privileges; inmates request transfer; inmate claims he is innoc
0420035CL-022CorrectionSeptember 1987Inmate claims rights are being violated; family claims inmate can't get necessary medical treatment; docket of inmate session of Board of Pardons; inmates complain about correction officers; inmate co
0420035CL-023CorrectionOctober 1987Request Governor's help before Board of Pardons; inmates request transfer; inmate requests sign language teacher; inmates claim rights are being violated; complaint about prison conditions; family req
0420035CL-024CorrectionNovember 1-20, 1987Inmates request transfer; constituent chastises Governor for allowing detainee to die in jail; inmate claims commissioner did not follow up on his complaints; inmate criticizes judge; inmate requests
0420035CL-025CorrectionNovember 21-30, 1987Inmate and family request work release; inmate claims rights are being violated; inmate complains about condition of AIDS unit and lack of medical treatment for AIDS patients; personnel matters; inmat
0420035CL-026CorrectionDecember 1987Inmates and family claim innocence; inmates request treatment programs; inmate requests furlough; parent says child is victim, not perpetrator of crime; inmate claims rights are being violated; inmate
0420035CL-027Correction--Board of Pardons1987Dockets of inmate sessions.
0420035CL-028Correction--Pardons1987Inmates ask Governor for pardon. Governor states he does not have the authority to issue pardons. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
0420035CL-029Correction--Paroles1987Inmates ask Governor for parole or his intervention with the Board of Parole. Governor states he does not have the statutory authority to interfere. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
0420035CL-030CorrectionJanuary 1988Parent concerned for safety of son in prison; inmates claim rights are being violated; inmate requests work release; inmate requests transfer; inmate claims can't get necessary medical treatment; inma
0420035CL-031CorrectionFebruary-March 15, 1988Parent asks for early release for son; inmates want early or work release; inmates complain about treatment in prison and about correction officers; inmate requests admission to treatment program; Yal
0430035CL-032CorrectionMarch 16-31, 1988Opposition to proposed correctional facility in Norwich; wife requests community release for husband; inmate claims he is innocent; inmate requests transfer; inmates and families claim inmates can't g
043 0035CL-033CorrectionApril 1988Inmates request hardship discharge or community release; personnel matters; petition urges Governor to use stricter sentencing; inmates and families request transfer; inmates and families claim inmate
043 0035CL-034CorrectionMay 1988Constituents protest early release program; neighbors request release of individual; inmate wants to become drug counselor; inmate needs treatment, not jail; inmate requests supervised home release; i
043 0035CL-035CorrectionJune 1988Inmates and family request community release; State Representative critical of temporary housing units at Bridgeport Community Correctional Center inmate requests transfer; inmate wants sentence reduc
043 0035CL-036CorrectionJuly 1988Parent concerned her incarcerated son could be deported; personnel matters; inmates request community release; inmates claim their rights are being violated; alleged discrimination of AIDS patients; h
043 0035CL-037CorrectionAugust 1988Problem of inmate on inmate violence; personnel matters; petition from South Norwalk concerning crime near railroad station; inmates claim can't get necessary medical treatment; inmate protests out-of
043 0035CL-038CorrectionSeptember 1988Inmates claim trial not fair; families and inmates request transfer; inmate claims assault by correction officers; inmate complains about prison condition; constituent suggests using military base as
043 0035CL-039CorrectionOctober 1-12, 1988Inmate requests home release; response to audit report; family wants inmate transferred; claim that administration did not investigate inmate's allegation of assault by another inmate; inmate claims a
043 0035CL-040CorrectionOctober 13-31, 1988Inmate requests release; consent judgment in civil case of Valerie West, et al [inmates of the correctional center at Niantic] v. John R. Manson, et al [Department of Corrections] concerning living co
044 0035CL-041CorrectionNovember 1988Complaints about assault by and racism of correction officers; inmates and family request community release; inmate requests death penalty; inmate's family claims he can't get necessary medical treat
044 0035CL-042CorrectionDecember1-10, 1988attorneys defend community release of violent inmate; inmates fear for safety from other inmates; complaints about prison conditions; friend seeks inmate's release; constituents oppose early release o
044 0035CL-043CorrectionDecember 11-31Family seeks extradition of inmate; constituents oppose early release of violent inmates (on December 8, 1988, the rules changed so that violent criminals could no longer by released); inmates complai
044 0035CL-044Correction--Board of Pardons1988Minutes of hearings and dockets of cases.
044 0035CL-045Correction--Pardons1988Inmates ask Governor for pardon. Governor states he does not have the authority to issue pardons. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
044 0035CL-046Correction--Paroles1988Inmates ask Governor for parole or his intervention with the Board of Parole. Victim's family urges Governor to deny parole. Governor states he does not have the statutory authority to interfere. [A
044 0035CL-047CorrectionJanuary 1989Complaints about assault by correction officers; constituent opposes early release; request sentence reduction; inmate fears for safety from other inmates; inmate protests disciplinary action; inmate
044 0035CL-048CorrectionFebruary 1989Inmate claims he is innocent; constituent opposes early release; inmates complain about correction officers; inmate requests home release; constituents oppose new restrictions on home release in the c
044 0035CL-049CorrectionMarch-April 1989Inmate announces hunger strike; constituent believes inmates need job training and education before release; inmate complains his rights are being violated; employees accuse fellow employee of fraud;
045 0035CL-050CorrectionMay 1989Inmate requests transfer; protest treatment of anti-abortion protestors while in custody; inmate seeks rehabilitation program; Governor defends policy of using vacant state buildings to house non-viol
045 0035CL-051CorrectionJune 1989Inmate claims mail is tampered with; inmate requests information on programs available once he is on release; inmate claims rights are being violated; outrage from constituents about correction offic
045 0035CL-052CorrectionJuly-August 1989Protest treatment of anti-abortion protestors while in custody; claims that department wastes money on decorations; family requests parole for inmate; inmate requests transfer; Governor sends comments
045 0035CL-053CorrectionSeptember-October 1989Inmates claim they are innocent; inmate claims he can't get necessary medical treatment; inmates and friends request early release; inmate claims rights are being violated; inmate request rehabilitati
045 0035CL-054CorrectionNovember 1989Outrage from constituents about correction officer killing kittens found in inmate's cell; requests for transfers; victim's mother appalled at early release of assailant; inmate claims he did not have
045 0035CL-055CorrectionDecember 1989Constituents upset about light sentence for drug possession; parent feels son not getting proper treatment; inmates request sentence modification or reduction; inmate requests supervised home release
045 0035CL-056Correction--Memos to/from Commissioner1989audit reports and responses; Council of State Governments report on Shock Incarceration; notice of and updates on commissary theft investigation; annual report; tightened security planned for Carl Rob
045 0035CL-057Correction--Board of Pardons1989Minutes of hearings, and docket of cases.
045 0035CL-058Correction--Pardons1989Inmates ask Governor for pardon. Governor states he does not have the authority to issue pardons. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
045 0035CL-059Correction--Paroles1989Inmates ask Governor for parole or his intervention with the Board of Parole. Governor states he does not have the statutory authority to interfere. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
046 0035CL-060CorrectionJanuary-February 1990Request for Governor to change visitation rules; inmates claim they are innocent; inmate requests treatment program; inmates and families claim inmate is being abused; criticism of home release monito
046 0035CL-061CorrectionMarch-May 1990Inmates complain about treatment; requests for transfer; information about conducting the 1990 federal census; families and inmates request release; constituent objects to home release program.
046 0035CL-062CorrectionJune-July 1990Families and inmates complain about treatment; inmates claim they are innocent; constituent complains about halfway house; family requests inmate's release; concern for safety of guards and correction
046 0035CL-063CorrectionAugust-September 1990Inmates complain about treatment; guard injured on job needs compensation; constituent concerned about early release of murderer; family requests transfer; inmates request supervised home release; inm
046 0035CL-064CorrectionOctober-December 1990Islamic Community at Enfield submit grievance that they are not allowed to practice their religion; inmate claims sentence is unfair; families and inmates request release of inmate; inmate requests tr
046 0035CL-065Correction--Memos to/from Commissioner1990Responses to audit reports; Commissioner's report on department reorganization, including studies on sentencing patterns; County Sheriffs Advisory Board annual report; personnel matter.
046 0035CL-066[Correction]--[Board of] Pardons1990Minutes of hearings, and docket of cases.
046 0035CL-067[Correction]--PardonsInmates ask Governor for pardon. Governor states he does not have the authority to issue pardons. [Arranged alphabetically by last name of inmate.]
046 0035CL-068[Correction]--Parole1990Inmates ask Governor for parole or his intervention with the Board of Parole. Governor states he does not have the statutory authority to interfere. Victims protest possible release of murderer. [Arr
047 0035CL-069[Correction]--Death Penalty1985Student requests Governor's position on death penalty.
047 0035CL-070[Correction]--Death Penalty1986Letters urge Governor to veto the recently passed death penalty bill because children and the retarded or mentally ill could be executed; victim's father critical of Governor's inaction on death penal
047 0035CL-071[Correction]--Death Penalty1987Letters for and against the death penalty; appeal to Governor not to invoke death penalty in case of Michael Ross.
047 0035CL-072[Correction]--Death Penalty1988Student requests information on death penalty in Connecticut; letters in support of death penalty, particularly for Michael Ross.
047 0035CL-073[Correction]--Death Penalty1989Students request information about the death penalty in Connecticut; letters for and against capital punishment; an appeal to not execute Michael Ross.
047 0035CL-074Correction--Fire Code ViolationsJanuary-February 1989Reports on fire code violations at state correction facilities and remedial steps taken by the Department.
047 0035CL-075Correction--Fire Code ViolationsMarch-April 1989Reports on fire code violations at state correction facilities and remedial steps taken by the Department.