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Statement from U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling on Release of John Connolly

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

“It is not unusual for an inmate who is terminally ill and deemed no longer a threat to society to be released to home confinement.  While the damage caused by John Connolly’s corrupt relationship with James Bulger and others can never be forgiven, and Connolly has been shown compassion and consideration that his victims were not, we agree with the sentiments of Mary and Patrick Callahan that Connolly should be permitted to die at home with his friends and family.”

Updated February 17, 2021