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.
The Assembly and Senate Budget Committees approved the Transportation Trust Fund plan, which includes a gas tax increase, but Gov. Christie will likely veto the measure and it's unclear if there are enough votes to override that decision.
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.
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