(TRENTON) – Earlier today, Governor Phil Murphy announced his intentions to close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women due to the facilities history of abuse and the attacks that occurred in January.
Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) issued the following statement in response:
“I am pleased that the Governor has determined to take decisive action to address the ongoing issues with the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Like so many New Jerseyans, my colleagues and I were disgusted with the reports of inmate mistreatment, abuse of authority, and lack of accountability associated with that facility. I look forward to working with the Administration on a plan for a solution that first and foremost safeguards the basic human dignity of the individuals in our care, and that does so in a fiscally responsible manner.”