New Jersey lawmakers advance 6 bills aimed at overhauling prison 'depravities'

New Jersey lawmakers advanced six bills aimed at overhauling the state's prison system.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2021, 9:54 PM

Updated 1,096 days ago

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New Jersey lawmakers advance 6 bills aimed at overhauling prison 'depravities'
New Jersey corrections officers would need to wear body cameras, and prison guard retaliation against inmates who report abuse or violence would be prohibited under a package of a half-dozen bills an Assembly committee advanced Tuesday.
The state Assembly Judiciary Committee passed the six bills during a remote hearing on Tuesday. The bills stem from an ongoing investigation into the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton. It is New Jersey’s only women’s prison.
The bills are the latest legislative action aimed at ending what lawmakers have called the “depravities” at the prison, where 10 guards face criminal charges brought by the state attorney general.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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