State Senator Will Haskell, the youngest member of the Connecticut legislature who represents bucolic Fairfield County towns such as Redding, Westport and Weston, writes on his Twitter feed “If you’re sweating today, remember that there are hundreds of people incarcerated in Bridgeport Correctional without A/C. Most of them haven’t been convicted of a crime. If you take a cold shower or cool off with a drink, remember that those options aren’t available to them.”
Rejoinders followed quickly, some in support, some not:
“Will, I sweat everyday in Connecticut. I’m sweating the fact that my home value is going down and my taxes are going up.”
Attorney Ken Krayeske defended Haskell’s honor:
“I applaud @WillHaskellCT for shining a light on grotesque prison conditions. What appalls me are the Neanderthal eye for an eye replies mocking him for showing compassion to people who are incarcerated. This does not help my misanthropy.”
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Haskell, a Democrat, knocked off longtime incumbent Toni Boucher in the blue wave that hit the state in 2018.