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Study: Parole Reduces NJ Crime, Saves Money [AUDIO]

Offenders released to parole supervision in New Jersey are 36 percent less likely to be arrested, convicted and returned to prison for new crimes, than inmates who served out their full sentences behind bars, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project.

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Should Prisoners Pay for Their Incarceration in NJ? [POLL/AUDIO]

It costs a lot of money to house criminals in New Jersey and taxpayers are footing the entire bill.

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NJ Prison Population Declines [AUDIO]

The number of inmates in state prisons is on the decline, which is right in line with a national trend. In the United States, the prison population dropped for a third straight year in 2012.

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Should Young Offenders Be Put in Solitary Confinement? [AUDIO]

Several different children's rights organizations are calling on the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission to severely restrict the use of solitary confinement.

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NJ Senators Aim to Ensure Prisoners Don’t Collect Unemployment [AUDIO]

Late last month, State Comptroller Matt Boxer released an audit that identified more than $23 million in benefit payments made to or on behalf of prison inmates who did not appear to be entitled to such payments.

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Your Tax Dollars Going to Prison Inmates for Government Benefits [AUDIO]

Just when you thought you've already heard every conceivable way the state can abuse your tax dollars comes a new audit from the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).

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NJ Inmates Get Millions They Don’t Deserve, Comptroller Says

New Jersey spent millions of dollars to provide unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage and food assistance to people who didn’t qualify for that government help because they were in prison at the time. That’s the key finding in a blistering new audit released this morning by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).

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Initiative Seeks To Redirect Minor Juvenile Offenders [AUDIO]

In Hunterdon County, a new initiative targets first-time minor juvenile offenders for a special program to redirect their thinking and behavior.

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NJ Criminals Could Avoid Jail For Petty Offenses

A bill that would create a conditional dismissal program in municipal court similar to existing supervisory treatment programs has been cleared by an Assembly committee.

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Violent Defendants All Get Bail In New Jersey [AUDIO]

Thugs with histories of violence could be living next door to you and your kids.

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