New Jersey is about to make history. The New Jersey Legislature passed the Public Health Emergency Credit Bill – a groundbreaking COVID-19 decarceration bill that will speed up the releases of more than 2,500 people who are nearing the end of their sentences anyway.
Lawmakers have recognized the urgency of this unprecedented moment, and used their power to potentially save thousands of lives and expedite releases from a prison system with the worst COVID-19 prison death rate and Black-white prison disparity in the county.
Now it’s Governor Murphy’s turn. Urge the Governor to act now and quickly sign this bill into law. Lives are at stake.
Governor Phil Murphy