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  • Special Report: Summer Heat in New Jersey Prisons New Jersey Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson, September, 2022“The Ombuds office confirmed that ice was provided on hot days, however, some facilities provided ice free of charge several times per day while others required a minimal payment or provided ice only on a single shift each day.”
  • report thumbnail Where people in prison come from: The geography of mass incarceration in New Jersey Prison Policy Initiative and New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, June, 2022“In New Jersey incarcerated people come from all over the state, but are disproportionately from a few specific cities, most notably Camden, Atlantic City, Paterson, Newark, and Jersey City.”
  • Office of the Public Defender Parole Project: Revised Report New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, September, 2021“From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2019, 445 people who were sentenced to life in prison appeared before the Parole Board...39 applicants (8.76%) were paroled.”
  • 1844 No More New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, December, 2017“Rather than strengthen our democracy, New Jersey’s decision to deny the right to vote to people with criminal convictions deprives its most vulnerable communities of valuable voices needed to affect systemic change.”
  • Unequal & Unfair: New Jersey's War on Marijuana Users American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, May, 2017New Jersey is making more arrests for marijuana possession than ever before.”
  • Isolated in Essex: Punishing immigrants through solitary confinement New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees, American Friends Service Committee, and New York University School of Law Immigrants Rights Clinic, June, 2016“This report completes the picture by presenting an analysis of previously unavailable data regarding the use of disciplinary solitary confinement ("disciplinary segregation") against immigrant detainees in Essex County Correctional Facility[.]”
  • Selective Policing: Racially Disparate Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses in New Jersey ACLU of New Jersey, December, 2015“Racial disparities between Black and White arrests exist in every city studied.”
  • 23 Hours in the Box: Solitary Confinement in New Jersey Immigration Detention New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees, June, 2015“The passage of a bill like NJ S 2588 would mark a dramatic and humane improvement over the current disciplinary system.”
  • The Incarceration of Children & Youth in New Jersey's Adult Prison System: New Jersey Youth Justice Initiative New Jersey Parents' Caucus, May, 2015“Youth of color are disproportionately represented among those waived to the adult prison system in New Jersey and make up approximately 90% of youth included in our data set who are incarcerated in the adult system.”
  • Value to the Soul: People with Criminal Convictions on the Power of the Vote New Jersey Institute for Social Change, 2015(In 2019, New Jersey denies the right to vote to 102,245 people. That is more people than reside in New Jersey's capital city of Trenton, and more people than live in Camden, Hoboken, and in hundreds of other municipalities in New Jersey.)
  • Inside Out Questionable and Abusive Practices in New Jersey's Bail-Bond Industry State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation, May, 2014“The result is a disorderly process driven by private profit rather than public interest and one that is dangerously out of balance when it comes to both the rights of the defendents and the requirements of the criminal justice system.”
  • Stop-and-Frisk: A First Look Six Months of Data on Stop-and-Frisk Practices in Newark American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, February, 2014“Although black Newarkers represent 52 percent of the city's population, they make up 75 percent of all stops.”
  • The Impact of Parole in New Jersey Pew Charitable Trusts, November, 2013“About 25 percent of parolees released in 2008 committed new crimes and returned to prison within three years, compared with 41 percent of offenders who maxed out their sentences, were released without supervision, and subsequently committed new crimes.”
  • New Jersey Jail Population Analysis: Identifying Opportunities to Safely and Responsibly Reduce the Jail Populations Luminosity and Drug Policy Alliance, March, 2013“Inmates who had been indicted but had not yet had a trial had been in custody on average 314 days. 12% of the entire jail population was held in custody solely due to an inability to pay $2500 or less to secure their release pending disposition.”
  • The Crisis Continues Inside Police Internal Affairs American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, February, 2013“164 of the local police departments we spoke to unlawfully denied complaints by telephone. Only 207 of the 371 New Jersey police departments that our volunteers spoke to indicated that they would allow complaints to be filed by telephone.”
  • Measuring Change in New Jersey's Treatment of Young Offenders Advocates for Children of New Jersey, October, 2012“n 2011, the state locked up nearly 7,000 fewer juveniles in one year than it did prior to JDAI implementation. On any given day, 446 fewer juveniles are spending time in a New Jersey detention center.”
  • Sex Offender Registration and Notification Limited Effects in New Jersey National Institute of Justice, April, 2009“Convicted offenders and their offense types in this study were similar before and after Megan’s Law was passed.”
  • Supplemental Report on New Jersey's Drug Free Zone Crimes & Proposal For Reform The New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing, April, 2007(The commission restates its findings from last year's report, emphasizing their reliability and significance. Adding new arguments, it urges the legislature to act on its recommendations to reduce the size of the drug free zones in New Jersey.)
  • New Jersey's Drug Courts, Special Probation and Proposal for Reform The New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing, April, 2007“[P]rograms that combine comprehensive treatment, intensive supervision and judicial oversight cost substantially less than prolonged periods of imprisonment... the public benefits not only from the reduction in crime, but also from significant savings...”
  • New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commision Report New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commision, January, 2007“There is no compelling evidence that the New Jersey death penalty rationally serves a legitimate penological intent.”
  • Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry: Research Findings from the Urban Institute's Prisoner Reentry Portfolio New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, January, 2006
  • Report on New Jersey's Drug-Free Zone Crimes and Proposal For Reform New Jersey Commission To Review Criminal Sentencing, December, 2005
  • Cost and Benefits? The Impact of Drug Imprisonment in New Jersey Justice Policy Institute, November, 2003
  • A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in New Jersey Urban Institute, March, 2003
  • Report to the Supreme Court Systemic Proportionality Review Project 2000-2001 Term New Jersey Supreme Court, June, 2001“there is unsettling statistical evidence indicating that cases involving killers of White victims are more likely to progress to a penalty trial than cases involving killers of African-American victims.”

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