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Groundbreaking Public Health Credit Law Goes Into Effect, Releasing People Near End of Prison Sentences to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure for Thousands in NJ

November 4, 2020

First-in-the-nation pandemic credit law releases more than 2,200 people who have eight months or less on a sentence, a major step in criminal justice reform to chip away at mass incarceration.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Prisons

‘Yes’ Vote Legalizes Cannabis – Next Step Will Be Centering Racial Justice in Implementation

November 3, 2020

New Jerseyans passed a constitutional amendment legalizing cannabis through a ballot question on Nov. 3, signaling the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the Garden State. Now, lawmakers must pass legislation to implement the constitutional amendment and create a regulated industry.

NJ Public Health Credits Law Signed, Setting National Standard for COVID-19 in Prisons

October 18, 2020

Gov. Murphy signed a law to release people near the end of sentences to curb COVID-19 in prisons and beyond.

Category: Prisons

Court Affirms Authority to Require Police Transparency

October 16, 2020

A ruling upheld New Jersey's directives that require public disclosure of police officers subject to major discipline.

Displaced Voters Who Didn’t Receive Ballots in Mail Ask Court for Failsafe Alternative

October 14, 2020

Amid massive voter protection efforts, lawsuit from League of Women Voters of NJ and ACLU-NJ seeks court order to provide electronic delivery of ballots that can be printed and mailed back.

Category: Elections & Voting

Poll: New Jerseyans Support Measures to Uplift Immigrant Community During COVID-19

September 30, 2020

New Jersey Voters Support COVID-19 Testing Regardless of Immigration Status, Work Visa Extensions, and Inclusive Economic Relief

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

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