Final part of Corzine's safety plan to help inmates
Gov. Jon Corzine announced the final part of his new crime prevention plan for New Jersey Thursday.
Statistics show every year 16,000 inmates are released from New Jersey prisons. However, more than half of that amount ends up back in prison within five years. The third part of Corzine?s plan is meant to prevent inmates from going back behind bars.
The plan launches a pilot project that will give 1,300 inmates comprehensive assistance with jobs, housing and training to see how it affects the prison return rate. The plan also increases support for juvenile offenders and tries to modify certain laws that created roadblocks to real world re-entry.
Corzine says the move to help inmates is part of his plan because the state cannot keep arresting its way out of a growing crime problem.
Currently, some paroled convicts can get the skills they need to re-enter society at Hope Hall in Camden. The facility offers substance abuse treatment as well as job and financial training.
For footage of Corzine?s announcement of the third part of his plan, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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