How convicts, law enforcement and actor from ‘The Wire’ would end cycle of crime

On Valentine’s Day in Newark, the state attorney general sat next to a man who served 30 years in prison for murder.A few feet away, a 23-year-old who spent time in county jail sat across from the head of the parole board.In all directions, top law enforcement officials and lawmakers sat should to shoulder with men who collectively said they’d served more than 170 years in prison. It was the first in a series of listening sessions planned by the nonprofit New Jersey Reentry Corporation, all designed to improve the criminal justice system.“It’s about healing communities,” former Gov. Jim McGree...


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