TapInto Newark Staff Reports

NEWARK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed two pieces legislation making major changes in criminal justice.

One bill will allow former convicts to vote in New Jersey while the second will change the expungement process in the state.

“Our Administration is deeply committed to transforming our criminal justice system, and today we are taking a historic step to give residents impacted by that system a second chance,” Murphy said.

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“I am proud to sign one of the most progressive expungement laws in the nation, which will allow more New Jerseyans the opportunity to fully engage in our society,” Murphy said. “I am also proud to enact legislation that will restore voting rights to over 80,000 residents on probation or parole, allowing them to fully participate in our democracy.”