The court ordered, on consent of the public defender's and district attorney's offices, the release of individuals serving a county jail sentence either as a condition of probation or as the result of a municipal court order. The order provided that all incarcerated persons who either tested positive for COVID-19 or displayed symptoms be isolated and not released. It also suspended outstanding warrants for all but the most serious crimes. The jail sentences would be suspended until the end of the Public Health Emergency in the state of New Jersey.
In the Matter to Commute or Suspend County Jail Sentences, No. 84230 (N.J. Mar. 22, 2020)
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The court ordered that any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 be isolated and be given medical treatment.
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