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Lifesaving Bill Could Slow Coronavirus by Lowering NJ's Prison Population

The ACLU-NJ, Salvation and Social Justice, and New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement strongly praised a bill intended to limit the public health crisis in New Jersey’s prisons by releasing people who would be eligible for release within a year quickly, fairly, and safely.  More »

ACLU-NJ Statement on Fort Dix Prison Suit Dismissal

On May 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a class action habeas petition filed earlier this month and denied a preliminary injunction seeking the immediate temporary release of all medically vulnerable people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Facility at Fort Dix. More »

Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Across New Jersey Worsen, Report Reveals, Making Legalization More Urgent

A new ACLU report, 'A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform,' coincides with the formation of NJ CAN 2020, a diverse, inclusive campaign to legalize marijuana  More »

ACLU-NJ Wins Immediate Release of Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Civil Liberties Union, Legal Aid Society, and Bronx Defenders won the immediate release of five immigrants in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention who are at high risk of serious illness or death if they contract COVID-19, due to their underlying health conditions. More »

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