New Jersey's bail reform law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, virtually eliminates money bail that critics say keeps poor people sitting in jail. But counties and courts claim they can't afford to enact the reforms.
Because of Donald Trump's comments during his political campaign advocating building a wall and creating a deportation task force, many unauthorized immigrants are worried about their future once he becomes president.
Grant money will be used to work with 75 ex-offenders to keep them out of jail and alive. They will be chosen by analyzing crime and parole data to target people at the highest risk of being involved in a homicide.
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