Carino v. Watson

In Carino v. Watson, 171 Conn. 366, 371, 370 A.2d 950 (1976), the plaintiff, who had been arrested on a governor's extradition arrest warrant, was admitted to bail pending a hearing on his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. On appeal, the Court held that "the power to admit to bail after conviction is not a statutory but a common-law power . . . bail is then a matter of absolute discretion, to be exercised by the court, however, with great caution, and rarely allowed when the crime is serious." Id., 171 Conn. at 368-69.