In January, President Obama put major limits on solitary confinement in federal prisons. But New Jersey is still lagging far behind.
The Governor currently has a bill on his desk, the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act, that could change that. The Senate bill, S51, passed by a vote of 23-16 on June 23, 2016. The bill passed the Assembly, A547, on October 20 with a vote of 45-26-1.
This bill, S51/A547, would dramatically ...Continue Reading →