JERSEY CITY - Officials say nearly 5,000 fugitives surrendered at New Jersey's latest "safe surrender" program.
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that nearly 10,000 nonviolent criminal and civil warrants were resolved during the record-breaking event. The four-day program ended Saturday in Jersey City.
Including this event, a total of nearly 18,000 individuals have turned themselves in at one of the state's five "Fugitive Safe Surrender" opportunities.
The program allows nonviolent offenders with arrest warrants to have their cases resolved quickly, often without jail time.