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Assembly Passes Legislation to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

The bill, S2519/A4235, serves as a national model to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing the prison population and increasing opportunities for social distancing. More »

Bill Expanding Occupational Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status Passes Legislature, Goes to Governor

The New Jersey Assembly passed A4225, which would expand access to professional or occupational licenses for all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration status. The Senate version of the bill, S2455, passed earlier, sending the legislation to Gov. Murphy’s desk for his signature. More »

Legislature Votes Yes to Amendments on Releasing People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Taking Pandemic Credit Bill Closer to Finish Line

Pending a final vote in the Legislature, Gov. Murphy will have 45 days to sign S2519/A4235 from the July 30 vote. More »

Bill Moves Unanimously Out of Senate Committee to Release People Nearing End of Sentences During Pandemic

The ACLU-NJ testified, with Salvation & Social Justice and New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, to emphasize the need for swift action in passing S2519/A4235. More »

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