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Bundled up against the single-digit wind chill, David Stein and Khalil Iskarous and a dozen other intrepid New Haveners carpooled to the Board of Pardons and Parole in Waterbury Monday.

They hoped to catch the lunchtime crowd. But most sensible people seemed to be hibernating, and the foot traffic was a little sparse. That didn’t deter Sister Nicki Brown, who was buttonholing every passerby to ask him or her to sign a petition from the Coalition to End the Parole Ban recently declared by Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

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