New Jersey Prison Population Down 26 Percent
A new report from New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice reveals that New Jersey is leading the nation at reducing prison populations.
The report states that New Jersey cut its prison population by 9.5 percent from 2011 to 2014, second only to Mississippi for the highest percentage decrease.
Since 2000, New Jersey has 26 percent fewer prisoners.
New Jersey instituted several reforms that helped reduce state prison populations, such as giving judges discretion to sentence low-level drug criminals below the mandatory minimum punishments and making the parole process more efficient.
Mother’s Day in Prison
Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
428 Inmates Died In Florida Prisons in 2017
In 2017, 428 Florida inmates died making it the deadliest year ever. This is an increase from the 356 deaths in 2016.