SENATE, No. 2814

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED APRIL 11, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  DIANE B. ALLEN

District 7 (Burlington and Camden)

Senator  GERALD CARDINALE

District 39 (Bergen)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Bateman, Oroho and Van Drew

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Repeals early release program for certain inmates established under P.L.2009, c.330.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the early release of certain inmates and repealing section 8 of P.L.2009, c.330.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 8 of P.L.2009, c.330 (C.30:4-123.51d) is repealed.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This bill repeals section 8 of P.L.2009, c.330 (C.30:4-123.51d), which established an early release program for certain inmates sentenced to terms of incarceration in State correctional facilities.

Under the program, nonviolent inmates who are scheduled to “max-out” are released six months early.  During that six-month period, these inmates are subject to parole supervision by the Division of Parole.

Recently, an inmate released early under this program committed a murder.