On October 19, Governor Murphy signed three criminal justice bills that are focused on sentencing reform. The three bills come from recommendations that were made by the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission’s November 2019 report. The goals of these bills are to establish a compassionate release program for inmates diagnosed with a “grave medical condition,” add a defendant’s young age to a list of considered factors when sentencing a person, and require a cost savings study of compassionate release programs and the elimination of mandatory minimums. Continue reading below to learn more.
The three bills signed by Governor Murphy are as follows:
Speaking on the signings, Governor Murphy said, “Our administration has been committed to criminal justice reform since day one, and we have taken many steps to address the wide disparities present in our justice system.”
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