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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen

 

AC38544 - Torres v. Commissioner of Correction ("The petitioner claims that the court (1) abused its discretion by denying his petition for certification to appeal and (2) improperly concluded that he was not entitled to earn ‘‘risk reduction earned credit,’’ pursuant to General Statutes § 18-98e, during the period of time he was confined as a pretrial detainee, and improperly concluded that he was not deprived of his right to equal protection guaranteed by the fifth and fourteenth amendments to the United States constitution. We agree that the habeas court abused its discretion by denying the petitioner’s petition for certification to appeal, but conclude that it properly denied his second petition. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the habeas court.")