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New Jersey Together Celebrates County’s Progress on Prison Reform

Leaders of the group New Jersey Together gathered yesterday to thank Hudson County officials for reforms which will help the incarcerated address outstanding warrants and fines during their detention. Speakers called for statewide adoption of the measures. “We are talking about getting people before a judge so that they can resolve all of their debts […]

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Jersey City Couple Charged with Smuggling Contraband into Prison

A Jersey City couple has been charged in a scheme to smuggle contraband into an Essex County prison. According to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger, an Essex County corrections officer, Efrin Wade, 34, and his girlfriend, Yairisa Lizardo, 29, were arrested today for conspiring to smuggle contraband to be resold to prisoners into Essex County Correctional Facility […]

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Wednesday Program to Celebrate Hudson County Prisoner Reforms and Urge Further Action

On Wednesday afternoon, clergy and community leaders from around the state will gather to celebrate Hudson County’s commitment to help incarcerated people address outstanding warrants, fines, fees, and detainers, by petitioning the courts. Organizers will urge other counties throughout the state to adopt similar reforms. According to Mike Stanley, Lead Organizer of New Jersey Together […]