New Jersey legislators are moving toward eliminating the state's controversial early-release program, which allows some inmates out of prison six months ahead of schedule, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. Gov. Chris Christie and some lawmakers blamed the program for two homicides allegedly committed by inmates released early.
Since the program began Jan. 3, 363 inmates have been released early, said the state parole board. Twenty-two been arrested for new crimes. That includes Antoine Trent, 25, and Tyree Brown, 24, who were accused of attacking a police officer in Union Township last week.