AFSCME Local 1565 Comments on Investigation into Inmate Death at Garner CI

AFSCME Local 1565 President Michael Tuthill issued this comment regarding the death of an inmate at Garner Correctional Institution being ruled a homicide:

"The members of AFSCME Local 1565 who work on the front lines of Connecticut's prison system are dedicated professionals working in one of the toughest and most challenging professions. No one disputes that inmate Jones's death was a tragedy, but we believe the correctional officers who responded to the incident acted appropriately and professionally under the circumstances and will be exonerated once all the facts of this case are known. Until then, we will refrain from full comment out of respect for the investigation that is underway."