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NJ’s early prisoner release program restarts

Clip: 02/10/2022 | 3m 58s

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Early in the pandemic, New Jersey’s prisons had the highest COVID-19 death rates of prisons in the nation. That led Gov. Phil Murphy to launch Public Health Credits, a program that allowed inmates who had a year or less left in their sentence to be released up to eight months early. By October, more than 5,000 inmates had received early release.

Aired: 02/10/22 | Rating: NR

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