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February 4, 2021
Testa on A.G.’s Filing of Criminal Charges in Edna Mahan Incident

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) released the following statement after Governor Murphy revealed that the Attorney General’s office is filing criminal charges relating to an incident at the Edna Mahan correctional facility on Jan. 11:

Sen. Michael Testa asked: How much evidence does Governor Murphy need that Commissioner Hicks is unfit to lead the New Jersey Department of Corrections?(©iStock)

“We have federal reports of constitutional rights violations, unnecessary COVID deaths, evidence of widespread sexual and physical abuse, and now criminal charges related to the ongoing mismanagement of our prisons. How much evidence does Governor Murphy need that Commissioner Hicks is unfit to lead the New Jersey Department of Corrections? Does he really need an expensive report to tell him what is readily apparent?”

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