Steven Hayes

State Rep. Michael Lawlor, co-chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee sent a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Corrections Monday seeking information regarding how much money the state has spent to keep an inmate on suicide watch for over a year.

The information Lawlor requested pertains to Steven Hayes, who is one of the two men accused of murdering three members of a Cheshire family.

“I understand that inmates like Hayes require extraordinary precautions, but spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year is not acceptable,” said Lawlor.  “I want to know how these decisions are made and what the alternatives to ‘one-to-one’ supervision are.”

Click here to read Lawlor’s FOI request.