Evidence Preservation in Connecticut

State statute requires the automatic preservation of all evidence related to an investigation upon the conviction of a person for a capital offense, murder with special circumstances, or any crime where a person was convicted at trial, or upon the order of the court. This evidence will be preserved for the term of a person’s incarceration. Effective: 2003; Amended most recently: 2012.

Connecticut’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.