In 2010, New Jersey signed into law a bill that would give judges discretion when sentencing defendants convicted of drug-free “school zone” violations.
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November 2, 2015
(NJ.com) — Over the last three years, New Jersey has reduced its prison population at a greater rate than nearly every other U.S. state, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. Only Mississippi reduced its prison population at a higher rate, according to the report, which recommends… Read more »
October 7, 2015
(NJ.com) — A relatively small number of inmates sentenced to mandatory sentences in federal court in New Jersey will benefit under a program that will free thousands of inmates next month, according to data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The commission recommended easing mandatory sentences for certain drug offenders last year. As of August, 150 inmates… Read more »
October 23, 2013
(Wall Street Journal) — Senator-elect Cory Booker sees revamping drug policies as one of the principal issues he can champion once he takes office in Washington, D.C., and he believes he can draw bipartisan support on the issue—even among those who supported his Republican challenger in the special-election race. Mr. Booker said he has had initial conversations… Read more »