April 26, 2019
Group’s Letter Calls for Putting Money into Kids, Not Prisons
Newark – The United Black Agenda Group – composed of The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Salvation and Social Justice, NAACP New Jersey State Conference, New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey and Fair Share Housing Center – sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Phil Murphy opposing plans to construct a new youth prison in Newark and urging him to stop plans to build any new youth prisons. The group has been at the forefront of the Movement for the 94 Percent—a campaign aimed to hold the Murphy administration accountable to the 94 percent of Black voters who voted for Gov. Murphy.