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Old 07-18-2020, 06:39 PM
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Default Medical Furlough

After Slow Start, State Begins Furloughing Prisoners to Stem Spread of COVID-19

Clergy, prisoner-rights advocates and families complain bitterly that New Jersey has dragged its feet and put lives in jeopardy.

It took more than two weeks, but the New Jersey Department of Corrections over the weekend began furloughing a small number of inmates to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, but some advocates say this is too little, too late.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, the DOC had released 54 individuals and put them on emergency medical-home confinement (EMHC), according to department spokeswoman Liz Velez. That represents fewer than 3% of those thus far eligible under the executive order Gov. Phil Murphy signed April 10 that allows the furloughs.

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