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by Jiles Ship

Two recently introduced bills in the Legislature would pave the way for many more people to be employable and successful after leaving prison.

Earlier this summer, the state Senate approved legislation (S2055) introduced by Sens. Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex, and Sandra B. Cunningham, D-Hudson, that would eliminate a provision prohibiting certain people in prison from receiving vital tuition assistance from the state.

A companion bill (A-3722) was also introduced by Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter, D-Passaic, and Mila Jasey, D-Essex, which has yet to come up for a vote.

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