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Sumter, Holley & Oliver Bill Aimed at Improving Rehabilitation, Reducing Recidivism Rate Clears Assembly CommitteeMeasure Would Require Individualized Re-Entry Plan for Each Inmate
Legislation Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Jamel Holley and Sheila Oliver sponsored to reform the prison system in New Jersey and reduce the likelihood that former inmates will return to prison was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"The majority of the more than 10,000 inmates who are released from prison each year in New Jersey will be re-arrested, and two in five will return to prison. In addition to the direct impact this has on their own lives, it also affects their families, their communities and the entire state," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It's critical that we stop this woeful pattern by making sure that these men and women have the education, job skills and other resources they need in order to be productive members of society after leaving prison."
Muoio, Sumter, Holley, Oliver, McKnight & Tucker Bill to Provide Assistance Benefits to Those Who Undergo Drug Treatment Signed into Law
Law will Provide Financial Assistance, Job Training & Education through Work First NJLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Liz Muoio, Shavonda Sumter, Jamel Holley, Sheila Oliver, Angela McKnight and Cleopatra Tucker easing eligibility restrictions for receiving general assistance benefits under the Work First New Jersey program while ensuring that recipients receive needed drug treatment has been signed into law.
The new law (S-601/A-889) is part of ongoing efforts by Assembly Democrats to lift people out of poverty and rebuild New Jersey's middle-class.