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Assembly Passes Public Health Emergency Credit Legislation to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Bill Now Goes to Governor’s Desk

September 24, 2020

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.

Category: Uncategorized

Senate Passes Pandemic Credit Bill to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences

August 27, 2020

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.

ACLU-NJ Statement in Response to Budget Address

August 24, 2020

The investments we make as a state must lead toward greater justice for all of us.

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Statutes Limit Newark’s Historic Civilian Complaint Review Board

August 19, 2020

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 .

Category: Police Practices

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

July 30, 2020

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.

Category: Immigrant Rights

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

July 30, 2020

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

Category: Uncategorized

NJ Advocates Applaud Assembly Committee’s Yes Vote on Sentencing Reform, and Urge Passage in Complement with Public Health Credit Bill

July 28, 2020

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.

Category: Uncategorized

Bill Moves Unanimously Out of Senate Committee to Release People Nearing the End of Sentences During Covid-19 Pandemic

July 23, 2020

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.

Category: Uncategorized

24 Diverse NJ Orgs Back Directives to Disclose Names of Officers Who Commit Misconduct

July 7, 2020

There is no legitimate reason to limit transparency regarding police disciplinary records, the brief says.

Category: Uncategorized

AG's Policy to Disclose Officer Misconduct an Important Step Toward Police Accountability

June 15, 2020

The AG's order to disclose names of police officers who commit serious misconduct is a big deal.

Category: Uncategorized

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