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February 28, 2005

East coast sentencing updates

Here is some news in the Monday morning papers on sentencing developments in New York and New Jersey:

  • The New York Times has this article focusing on the new doubts of Helene Weinstein, speaker of the NY Assembly,  about the death penalty as NY contemplates revising its capital punishment statute which was declared unconstitutional by New York's highest court last summer in LaValle (basics here). 

  • The New Jersey Star Ledger has this story concerning arguments being heard tomorrow by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in two cases that address the impact of Blakely on New Jersey's statutory sentencing scheme.  This argument can be followed via live webcast at this link, and background and some of the brief in the case are available here.

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I am a mother of an inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility in Delmont, N.J. Although I've been told that inmates are being released at 65% instead of 85% due to over crowding, I've just been told that they passed a new law and declined that action. Can you tell me the facts on this matter as opf July 6, 2008.

Thank you,
K.C.

Posted by: K.C. | Jul 6, 2008 12:20:55 PM

I am a mother of an inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility in Delmont, N.J. Although I've been told that inmates are being released at 65% instead of 85% due to over crowding, I've just been told that they passed a new law and declined that action. Can you tell me the facts on this matter as opf July 6, 2008.

Thank you,
K.C.

Posted by: K.C. | Jul 6, 2008 12:21:30 PM

Please advise if new legislation has recently passed that reduces NERA from 85% to 65% and if so, is it retroactive to January, 2009. Thank you.

Posted by: Donna Woodruff | Oct 10, 2010 10:18:17 AM

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