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The State moving 150 sex offenders to Woodbridge

Friday, 26 March 2010 21:57 -

Changes also made at prisons in Newark, Trenton

BY TOM HESTER SR.

NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The state Department of Corrections will move 150 sex offenders from its Special Treatment

prison in Kearny to a high-security unit at East Jersey State Prison in Woodbridge by mid-May,

officials announced Friday.

The shift is part of a shake up in the imprisonment and handling of inmates within the state

prison system that follows recommendations made by Gov. Chris Christie’s corrections

transition team.

The changes also call for the 240-bed gang unit at Northern State Prison in Newark, used to

house potentially dangerous convicted gang members, to be dismantled and the inmates

reassigned to appropriate wings or prisons.

Corrections officials during the Corzine administration considered the influence of gang

members in the prison system as a serious problem.

The 48-bed Special Sentencing Unit at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, which once housed

condemned prisoners before the death penalty was eliminated, will be converted for general

inmate housing.

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State moving 150 sex offenders to Woodbridge

Friday, 26 March 2010 21:57 -

The sex-offender shift from Kearny to East Jersey was sparked by a state court ruling sought by

Hudson County that the Special Treatment prison had to be vacated. The sexually violent

inmates will be held in a stand-alone, secured unit that currently contains single rooms on the

grounds of East Jersey.

Corrections officials expect the transfer will also save $2.3 million, money the DOC paid

annually to Hudson to lease the Kearny prison.

The DOC already houses about 250 sex offenders at East Jersey. The state Department of

Human Services provides them therapy.

Corrections Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan said, “As per the recommendations of the transition

report, and given the court order to vacate the Kearny Unit, these operational efficiencies will

translate into real dollar savings without compromising public safety. I have great confidence in

the ability of our staff to continue to keep our facilities — and, by extension, the adjoining

neighborhoods — safe and secure.”

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okcfox.com: Sex offender zones.

A law intended to protect Oklahomans from sex offenders may be having the exact opposite effect.

Police departments around Oklahoma are openly protesting the Sex Offender Residence Restriction Law.

Police say, lawmakers hoped it would drive sex offenders out of the state.

Instead, police say, sex offenders have simply stopped registering.

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