2020 New Jersey Chapter 288
A3979 introduces multiple measures protecting primary caretakers of children who are incarcerated in New Jersey state and county correctional facilities. Included are prohibitions on the “solitary confinement” or shackling of pregnant incarcerated people. This law was enacted on January 9, 2020.
Keywords: New Jersey Department of Corrections, solitary confinement, restrictive housing, administrative segregation, shackling, pregnant, postpartum, female, women.