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NJ Supreme Court Endorses the Reopening of Thousands of Detention Hearings

By Andrew Olesnycky Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Bail Reform Act, Pretrial Detainees, Detention Hearing, Criminal Trial, Aolesnycky@stahlesq.com, Jury Trial on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

One of the great tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the thousands of New Jersey pretrial detainees who – despite being presumed innocent and not having been convicted of any crime – are languishing in unsafe conditions in county jails while courts remain closed to jury trials. On February 11, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court endorsed the reopening of thousands of detention hearings by inmates detained for longer than six months, citing the “due process concerns” caused by the unexpectedly lengthy suspension of criminal trials in New Jersey.

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