Victim Advocate Says Shooting Suspect Had Earned Early Release Prison Credits

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz says a man charged in the shooting of a 16-month-old New Haven boy earned early release credits when he was in prison earlier this year.

Cruz and Meriden state Sen. Len Suzio repeated their calls for an immediate suspension and review of the program Tuesday, saying prisoners who have earned early release credits under the one-year-old program have committed murders and other violent crimes.

In the New Haven case, Tramire Miller was shot in the stomach on a front porch last week but survived. Nineteen-year-old Tythrone Ford and another man were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Malloy administration officials say Ford was jailed for a probation violation earlier this year, but would have been released before the shooting even without the early release credits.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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