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Assembly Passes Pinkin, Sumter, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora & Muoio Bill to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement in N.J. Prisons

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Shavonda Sumter, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Elizabeth Muoio sponsored to restrict the use of solitary confinement in New Jersey’s prisons passed the full Assembly, 45-26-1, on Thursday. “There is significant proof that solitary confinement can have a severe, long-term negative impact on an inmate’s mental health,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “While solitary confinement is necessary in some cases, the use of isolation in New Jersey’s correctional facilities does irreparable psychological damage that affects people while they are in prison and detracts from former inmates’ ability to make positive contributions to their communities thereafter.” For More             

Sumter, Jasey, Muoio & Benson Introduce HESAA Reform Bill Package

Asw. Shavonda Sumter Bills Would Impose New Regulations that will Better Prepare and Protect Families Planning for College from Taking on Unmanageable Student Loan Debt

Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Mila Jasey, Elizabeth Muoio and Daniel Benson have recently introduced a legislative package that would make comprehensive reforms within the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) in an effort to combat student loan debt in New Jersey.

"The only concern a college student should have after graduating is choosing which job will lead them closer to their goals," said Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic). "It has become the norm for families and students to take on an overwhelming amount of debt to pursue educational goals. This legislation package will reassess how we distribute state loans and inform families of their options when planning for college."

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Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter Main Page