Assembly Passes Public Health Emergency Credit Legislation to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Bill Now Goes 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.
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.
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Statutes Limit Newark’s Historic Civilian Complaint Review Board
Advocates now turn to the Legislature to fulfill the promise of the Newark CCRB, a vision for police accountability and the first of its kind in New Jersey .
Bill Expanding Occupational Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status Passes Legislature, Goes to Governor
The New Jersey Assembly today 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.
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.
NJ Advocates Applaud Assembly Committee’s Yes Vote on Sentencing Reform, and Urge Passage in Complement with Public Health Credit Bill
NJ's prisons have the worst racial disparities and COVID-19 death rates in the US. Sentencing reform and public health credits could change that.
Bill Moves Unanimously Out of Senate Committee to Release People Nearing the End of Sentences During Covid-19 Pandemic
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.
There is no legitimate reason to limit transparency regarding police disciplinary records, the brief says.
The AG's order to disclose names of police officers who commit serious misconduct is a big deal.
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