NJ Spotlight News

Public-health inmate release set to be last on large scale

Clip: 03/14/2022 | 3m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

More than 800 New Jersey inmates were released early at the weekend, under a state law signed a year and a half ago that allows for shorter sentences for some people incarcerated during a public health emergency. Eligible inmates who serve during a public health emergency get credits that shorten their sentences by up to eight months if they have less than a year to go.

Aired: 03/14/22

Rating: NR

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