PM Convenes Commission to Recommend Sentencing Reforms


East Orange – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he is convening the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission, created by the Legislature, to examine racial and ethnic disparities in the state’s criminal justice system.
“New Jersey has the nation’s worst disparity in the rates of incarceration between black and white offenders,” Governor Murphy said. “We can and must do better. A Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission can undertake the important review of our sentencing laws and recommend reforms necessary to ensure a stronger, fairer, and more just state.”
The Commission will issue a report to Governor Murphy and the Legislature within one year of its first meeting.

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