I am happy to share a victory achieved by Essex Together, just two months into its founding.
As you may recall, JerseyCity together had significant progress this past spring in the elimination of unnecessary and unfair fines, fees and outstanding warrants incurred by individuals who recently left prison or are currently incarcerated.
Building on that progress, people incarcerated in Essex County will now be given information about how to resolve these fines and fees. This victory was won in collaboration with New Jersey Together, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the Essex County Correctional Facility, and the Board of County Commissioners.
A link to an article in the Patch is here: Prison Inmates In Essex County Should Know About This Form
I look forward to keeping everyone apprised of Essex Together’s progress and hope everyone is having a great summer.