Last month, a state judge ruled that the New Jersey Department of Corrections could not transfer any more women prisoners from New Jersey's women's prison to the all-men New Jersey State Prison, where the women were kept in deplorable conditions. The judge also allowed the ACLU-NJ to continue its investigations into what these women have suffered in NJSP.
The women who were transferred were kept in their cells for 22 hours throughout the day, denied access to the prison library and deprived of basic hygiene. The women were transferred from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility because it was overcrowded, a trend throughout the state and the nation that has led to a steep decline in basic rights for prisoners.
Read more about the case - Judge Stops Transfer of More Women Prisoners.