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January 6, 2006

CALENDAR:      The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor conference room of 44 South Clinton Avenue (3 Station Plaza). The meeting will be open.

New Jersey Sentencing News

December 20, 2005
The Star Ledger

Editorial: Deadly Disparity In Sentencing

December 19, 2005
Asbury Park Press
Same Time For Crime: August Decision Hasn't Changed Many Sentences

December 16, 2005
The Star Ledger
Senate Acts to Suspend Executions: Bill Seeks to Put Off Death Penalty For a Year to Allow Panel to Assess It.

December 13, 2005
Asbury Park Press
Prosecutor to Codey: Abolish the Death Penalty. Senate To Vote on Moratorium

December 8, 2005
The Star Ledger
Experts Want to Shrink Drug-Free School Zones: Panel Calls 200 feet Fairer Than the Current 1,000

December 6, 2005
The Star Ledger
Drug-Free Zone Shift Advances

December 2, 2006
The Star Ledger
Editorial: Jails Can't Cure Drug Addicts, Or The Ills They Bring to Society

November 30, 2005
The Star Ledger
Justices Weigh Retardation Safeguard in Death Penalty Cases

November 21, 2005
Associated Press
Report: Death Penalty Cost $253M And Executed No One In NJ

Commission Reports

Report on New Jersey’s Drug Free-Zone Crimes & Proposal For Reform
December 2005

Document Library

Death Penalty
Money For Nothing? The Financial Cost of New Jersey’s Death Penalty
New Jersey Policy Perspective

General Sentencing Policy
Incarceration and Crime: A Complex Relationship
The Sentencing Project

Recent Sentencing Decisions

State v. Charles Owens, __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2005)
Docket No. A-4694-03T4
Held: Defendant’s mandatory extended term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6f vacated as illegal because the predicate drug conviction was entered during the same proceeding as the conviction for which defendant was sentenced to the extended term. The first conviction could not be construed as a “prior conviction” within the plain meaning of the extended term provision.

NJ Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing | PO Box 095 | Trenton, NJ 08625-0095
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