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Mainor Statement on Christie Veto of Halfway House Oversight

(TRENTON) – Assembly Law and Public Safety Chairman Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) on Friday denounced Gov. Christie’s line-item veto cuts of measures that would have provided better oversight in the state’s halfway houses:

“It’s astounding that the governor would reject provisions that would have improved oversight in the state’s halfway houses, in light of the widespread problems involving escapes, gang activity, drugs and sexual abuse that were recently reported.

“These measures were intended to preserve the safety of the inmates, staff and the community.

“I’m not sure how the governor can defend putting them at risk.”