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The troubling escalation of violence has left far too many families heartbroken.

To get an understanding of the true human cost we talked with a grieving mother who stil cherishes the memory of her beloved son, an outspoken funeral director caught in the middle of it all, and a community leader who has challenge for us all.

Monique Miller is that grieving mother.  But she’s not just a character in a story.  She’s real.

Miller will never see her son get married, have kids or buy a home.

Shooting violence takes an emotional and financial toll on the families involved and Connecticut taxpayers. Fox Connecticut’s Investigative team took an in depth look at the cost of violence.

“I didn’t see them come from this area. It happened right in front of my door step pretty much.”

Daigin Mosby pointed to where he stood the night he almost died.

“As I’m walking away from my house, three men came in with guns, they had masks, and they pointed them at me.”

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  • Luz Sullivan

    Hello Louisa I am writing to you because I'm being trying to get a hold of you for the past year because you did two investigation that relay to a story that I want to share with you. The first story that you did about a year ago was done about prison early released program and the second story which it was this past Thursday September 12, 2013. This two stories hits home and its all too familiar with what I'm going to write to you about. My husband is serving a 28 year sentence; which he has done 17 years of his sentence. He was raise in a home with out a father and his mom was a drug user. At the age of 12, he was running the streets, dropping out of school, in and out of juvenile detention, in gangs and robbing stores with his mother. So as you could see the cost of violence start at early age and in a home that there were no guidance and no one to teach this young men the values of a good and stable home. Now at the age of 43, he has change his life around in prison. He completed a series of programs that the DOC has offered him and all with excellent evaluations and work report in prison. In prison he teaches young men about self values. The DOC created a video using my husband teaching new inmates in how to used self values as a tool to change their lives around in a positive way. The video can be seeing in youtube, type Brian Sullivan Hartford CT.
    I have spoken to Erica Tindle, chairwoman of the pardon and parole, to see if she could help my husband to get parole, but she has denied his parole. One problem that we're facing is that the State give parole to the wrong people. My husband would love to speak to you about his situation, because the state should look at the way an inmate carries himself in prison before they get parole, specially when they haven't done anything to change their lives and continues to have the same behavior in prison as they did on the streets. And they get parole, not only once but many cases 2 or 3 times. Meanwhile you have someone like my husband who truly has change and parole don't even look at him. There is something wrong with this picture. Erika Tindle told me two years ago, that although she was not granting parole to my husband she was going to create a program called SCORES, where she was going to bring someone highly trained to go to into the correction facilities and test the inmates. She said to me that my husband was going to be the first one to be tested. It has been two years and I'm still waiting for this to happen. Every time I call her office, I get a different excused as to why this program has not being implemented. The program was to determent who gets parole or not pending on the score. Meaning if my husband test low, it means that he will not commit another crime ever again, then he can get parole or at least put him close to his parole date. But the program gets a push every year and I still get no response from her as why the program has not started yet. My husband would like to know if you could come to visit him in prison because he has some good information to share with you. Thank you, Sincerely Luz Sullivan. I would like to a feed back from you.

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