People who are incarcerated in New Jersey prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities have died from COVID-19 at a higher rate than any other prison system in the country – in a state with the worst Black-white disparity in prison population.
The New Jersey Senate acknowledged the catastrophe happening in our state's prisons and passed S2519/A4235, a bill that expedites the releases of people who are nearing the end of their sentences. This bill will save lives – inside and outside of prison walls.
Now, it's the New Jersey Assembly's turn to pass the Public Health Emergency Credit bill in a package with re-entry relief, then deliver the bill to Governor Murphy's desk for signature.
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