Discovery Reform

NACDL has engaged in advocacy efforts to reform the discovery process in Connecticut.

NACDL has been active in legislative efforts to reform Connecticut's discovery laws.

In 2019, NACDL supported SB 653, which would have required a more open form of disclosure to defendants. In 2020, Connecticut lawmakers introduced SB 402, which would have (i) required law enforcement officers to provide to the prosecutor in charge of a case any information they have with respect to a criminal investigation, and (ii) required a prosecutor, prior to any deadline for the defendant to accept or reject a plea offer, to provide a defendant charged with a felony offense with all available information or material that would be discoverable prior to trial.

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