No Rollbacks on Bail Reform
Politicians are trying to roll back progress on bail reform and return to policies that have exacerbated racial disparities in our state's prisons and jails, fueled decades of mass incarceration, and irreparably harmed New Jersey families and communities – all without improving public safety.
Until the passage of the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) in 2017, New Jersey used the size of a person's wallet to decide whether they would be free or stay in jail until their trial. Tell lawmakers: New Jersey cannot afford to return to policies that fail to make us safer while disproportionately harming Black and brown communities.
Senate President Nicholas Scutari
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
Your State Senator
Your State Assembly Member