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Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle on Governor Murphy’s Intention to Close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

(TRENTON) – Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced his intention to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) issued the following statement:

 “We have seen the deplorable reports of abuse the women at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility suffered on January 11.  This facility has had far too many incidents of mistreatment toward the inmates and we must work to ensure that these women are treated with respect.  Governor Murphy’s intention to close Edna Mahan is a step toward bettering New Jersey’s facilities and protecting basic human rights.  We must continue to create change and generate new policy to ensure these women are no longer abused by officers in charge.”