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How does being confined and surrounded by so much COVID sickness and death affect the psyche? Lauren reads a testimony below!

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#WeRemember

There is NO Social Distancing in Jails and Prisons!

By refusing to release those behind bars with compassionate clemency and commutation, elected officials are sentencing people to death. Jails and prisons are petri dishes and to truly "flatten the curve" then we must decarcerate immediately. AoUon- Northern NJ stands in solidarity with the men and women who have passed due to COVID-19 in New Jersey correctional facilities. They are not just numbers and We Remember Them...

Her name is Tiffany Mofield. Her death at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility was preventable. As her family seeks #JusticeForTiffany

Learn more about how to support her family 

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Facts and information:

39,000 people from New Jersey are behind bars.

  • 19,000 in state prisons

  • 15,000 in local jails

  • 3,200 in federal prison

  • 640 youth (African American youth are at least 10 times as likely to be held in placement as are white youth)

  • 2017 ethnicity breakdown

  • 2019 State race and age breakdown

  • Although the total jail population has decreased, with reductions in all demographic categories, the racial and ethnic makeup within New Jersey’s jail population has remained largely the same. 

    • Black defendants made up 54 percent of the jail population in 2012 and 54 percent of the population in 2018.

    • The white jail population rose slightly, from 28 percent in 2012 to 30 percent in 2018.

    • The Hispanic population declined slightly from 18 to 16 percent.

  • Vera COVID-19 breakdown

  • 2017 male/female and race demographics breakdown

  • 2018 racial demographics, 2019 racial demographics 

  • In New Jersey, 18 out of every 100,000 women were in prison in 2016

  • The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, a study of nearly 28,000 transgender adults, showed patterns of frequent harassment, profiling, and abuse by law enforcement officers and high rates of incarceration. Just in the past year, 2% of respondents had been incarcerated, more than twice the rate in the general population (0.87%). 

    • Federal data suggests that LGB people are three times as likely to be incarcerated as the general population, and over 40% of incarcerated women are lesbian or bisexual. And while an estimated 7% of youth in the U.S. are LGB, between 12% and 20% of youth in juvenile detention facilities identify as LGB, and in one study, 85% of incarcerated LGB youth were people of color.

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