Christie: End Early Release Program For Inmates

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s governor wants to end the state’s early release program for prison inmates.

Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he’ll push for legislation to halt the program because he can’t end it himself.

Christie also sharply criticized Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who sponsored the early release legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Jon Corzine. It allows certain inmates to be freed on parole six months before their sentences end.

Christie’s decision comes less than two weeks after an inmate who’d been freed early allegedly shot a man to death in Jersey City. The alleged gunman had been let out of prison six weeks before.

Coleman said one individual’s actions don’t mean the program should be scuttled. She blamed the Christie administration for failing to properly supervise parolees.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Jack Gordon

    If Christie desires to protect the public and
    save tax payer funds
    he should consider
    New Jersey re-established its death penalty.

  • CAL

    Christie is an IDIOT. Obviously he has FAT instead of brain tissue in his big empty head. What demented NJ people must be to elect this PIG for Governor?

    • 21stCenturayAmerika

      II take it you DID NOT get out early? Is that why you are so angry, or did your cable TV cut out in prison.

  • lennski

    Does he seriously think that 6 more months would’ve made a difference? That they guy who committed the shooting would’ve, give the completion of the last six months of his sentence, not been prone to commit the crime? With the dire financial straits that New Jersey is suffering from, wouldn’t the early release program help save money because it’s six less months to have to pay for inmates behind bars? What idiocy and hypocrisy.

  • polyticker

    Rather then imprison marijuana smokers instead of child molestors and murderers then we would not have the worlds largest prison population. Probably we could clean up some of the gop if we locked up the correct people

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