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Default Murphy signs bill to release thousands of N.J. prisoners early

Murphy signs bill to release thousands of N.J. prisoners early beginning the day after Election Day

"Gov. Phil Murphy signed a first-in-the nation bill Monday reducing sentences in a prison system with the highest coronavirus death rate in the country — a move that will release at least 2,000 inmates beginning next month.

The law (S2519) takes effect in 16 days, meaning the first wave of releases will happen the day after Election Day. About 2,088 people are expected to be freed Nov. 4, according to an estimate from the governor’s office. Around 1,000 more will also be released ahead of schedule in the following weeks through January, sources previously told NJ Advance Media."

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Great news. Different Governor, different outcome.
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