Could The State Have Kept Inmate Kevin Cales Alive?

Was the prison killing of inmate Kevin Cales preventable? Prison officials say they didn't know Cales had a connection to Waldemar Rivera - who is charged with stomping Cales to death to avenge his cousin's ... Full Story
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Inspector Fenwick

West Hartford, CT

#4 Jun 27, 2008
Raul wrote:
Who cares?
You beat me to it. Nothing to add.
TGY

Boston, MA

#6 Jun 27, 2008
Sums it up right there. This is why you're losing readers by the boatload: stubbornly insisting on printing stories of no merit.
johnrowlandSucks

Wayne, NJ

#7 Jun 27, 2008
I think the bigger question is "Who gives a damned." That walking, talking sphincter Cales took his chances by committing and engaging in criminal activity & now he's a stiff.

Exactly where is the problem?
Nino Brown

Branford, CT

#8 Jun 27, 2008
Yet another pointless story by some liberal tree hugger about a person who basically, was a piece of dung and got what he deserved ... THAT is true justice
simple vent

Newington, CT

#9 Jun 27, 2008
For a derelict like Cales, a long-time criminal...the justice served couldn't have been more deserved.

The real question from this horror story should be: "Could the state have kept Mary-neliz Jimenez and her friends alive?"
Chatham Citizen

Waterbury, CT

#11 Jun 27, 2008
I'm with the 'Who Cares' group....
Retribution is fine by me in this case.
Billy

Ratchaburi, Thailand

#12 Jun 27, 2008
Kevin Cales could have kept himself alive by not being responsible for the death of those people and ending up in jail to begin with. Why blame the state?
Merlot

Meriden, CT

#13 Jun 27, 2008
No wonder the Courant is floundering. What a piece of drivel this article is.
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS RULE

United States

#14 Jun 27, 2008
Raul wrote:
Who cares?
I just said the exact same thing! Who gives a crap about these freaking losers. 1 down, many more to go.
j smith

Redding Ridge, CT

#15 Jun 27, 2008
simple vent wrote:
For a derelict like Cales, a long-time criminal...the justice served couldn't have been more deserved.
The real question from this horror story should be: "Could the state have kept Mary-neliz Jimenez and her friends alive?"
The first response with thought! The Hartford Courant cares more about the career criminal than the innocent.
CT Luver

Windsor, CT

#16 Jun 27, 2008
The Courant spends time writing and investigating about crap like this. Time and money well spent you idiots.

Today I feel free. It is the 1st day my paper did not get delivered because I cancelled it.

RIH (rest in hell) Cales!!
Brewster

East Glastonbury, CT

#17 Jun 27, 2008
Why bother!
Farmer Brown

Newington, CT

#18 Jun 27, 2008
The real question is could the state have executed him before the inmate did.
Green tea

Washington, DC

#19 Jun 27, 2008
Who is this man to exact revenge against someone? Why is he allowed around other human beings? Having been sentenced to 79 years before this incident, should he not be put on death row for this new incident? He does not care about any time that he may spend in prison.
rick

AOL

#20 Jun 27, 2008
2 less aholes that would have been on the streets
Green tea

Washington, DC

#21 Jun 27, 2008
Your screen name is appropriate and that is evidence by your comment. You will be in Hell as well. Read the bible.
Satan wrote:
So many problems in the world and with the Courant and they are worried about saving Kevin Cales? Kevin Cales and Rev. John Geoghan are in Hell where they belong.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#22 Jun 27, 2008
It is a very sad day when society puts forth more resources and energy, keeping murderers safe and alive, than they do on taxpaying law abiding citizens.
Cromwell Observer

North Haven, CT

#23 Jun 27, 2008
First of all, the Courant poses the wrong question. It should be, "SHOULD the State have kept Kevin Cales alive in prison?". And the answer is no.
Prison delivered, quite swiftly I might add, what the Court system failed to, it executed him. As others have pointed out, what happened to Kevin Cales was of his own doing. He did not have to be in prison. He chose to be there by his actions.

Bigger question is, how many tax dollars will the state now waste on prosecuting the prisoner who killed Kevin Cales? I say give him time off of his current sentence for "good behavior" for doing what the state can't seem to do, rid CT of scum like Kevin Cales.
The Zit

Lebanon, CT

#25 Jun 27, 2008
I like how they try to out do each other's "thug look" in the mugshots.
GREG

Stratford, CT

#26 Jun 27, 2008
So funny how the vast majority of America feels, yet this is the forum where it comes out..."WHO CARES?" was exactly my thought when I saw the headline. We can't get this opinion from the liberal media, only this trash. The fact that his family will sue the state and win millions (can you say Lottery??) is the only thing that bothers me in this case.

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