VIDEO: State to set 1,000 inmates free from jails to ‘curb coronavirus risk’

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New Jersey will release as many as 1,000 people from its jails in what is believed to be the nation’s broadest effort to address the risks of the highly contagious coronavirus spreading among the incarcerated.

New Jersey’s chief justice, Stuart Rabner, signed an order late Sunday authorizing the release of inmates serving certain types of sentences in county jails as the number of coronavirus cases in detention centers nationwide continues to mount.

The article goes on to state the following:

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The order applies to inmates jailed for probation violations as well as to those convicted in municipal courts or sentenced for low-level crimes in Superior Court. The release of inmates will begin Tuesday morning.

The Times noted that no other state is known to be taking “such sweeping action” to reduce its jail population in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted on Monday, “As @NewJerseyOAG has announced, certain low-level offenders will be released from county jails to prevent the spread of #COVID19 within our corrections system. This is a prudent measure, and all efforts have been made to ensure public safety.”

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