Archive for Tag: prisons

Freshman lawmaker demands Murphy halt inmates release program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to halt his administration’s plan to release 852 inmates Sunday after lifting his Covid-19 health emergency last week. “The health emergency is over so it doesn’t make sense to continue releasing prisoners early,” said...

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Murphy’s extension of vaccine mandate for health care workers, corrections officers is more political science, says Sawyer

TRENTON, N.J. – Following a Republican push in the Assembly on Monday to protect health care workers and corrections officers from Gov. Phil Murphy’s Covid-19 strict vaccination mandate, the governor signed an executive order today pushing back the compliance deadlines. Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer, who moved to force an Assembly...

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Piperno and Eulner plan to support corrections officers’ health, safety and staffing levels through legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner say Gov. Phil Murphy’s ill-advised mandates are prioritizing prisoners over officers to the detriment of the state’s correctional system and public safety. On Friday, a New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from law enforcement unions challenging Murphy’s latest Covid-19...

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