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Holzapfel and McGuckin Introduce Bill Reducing Wages for Civilly Committed Sexually Violent Predators

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin of the 10th Legislative District have introduced legislation, S-2607/A-4095, which would require civilly committed sexually violent predators to be paid the same rate as state inmates for work performed while in custody to provide savings for taxpayers.

Violent sexual offenders who are civilly committed are housed in the Special Treatment Unit of the Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Avenel. (Google Maps)

“Inmates confined in New Jersey prisons are paid substantially less than minimum wage for work they perform,” said Holzapfel. “The reduced rate we pay to inmates reflects the belief that the work they perform offsets the cost to taxpayers for their confinement. The same should be true for violent sexual predators who remain in state custody.”

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