The American Friends Service Committee and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees partnered with NYU and found the Essex County Correctional Facility used solitary confinement 446 times over three years and nearly a quarter of the cases were later dismissed.
Protecting basic rights of one person versus protecting the security of all people is still being debated 50 years after the Supreme Court case that set a new standard for law enforcement officials while dealings with suspects.
Democrats held a sit-in in the House chambers for more than 24 hours to try to get a vote on gun control reform measures. After cameras in the chamber were turned off, lawmakers used their social networks to show their efforts.
Drug-free school zones are meant to protect kids but some experts say they're the cause of staggering racial inequality in New Jersey's prison system where black residents outnumber whites behind bars 12 to one.
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