District Judge Orders Measures To Ease New Jersey Jail Overcrowding
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Monmouth County Correctional Institution v. Lanzaro
Prisoners in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, a New Jersey county jail, filed suit alleging unconstitutional living conditions due to overcrowding. A district judge assigned a special master to investigate. The special master found serious overcrowding which caused problems in classification of pretrial and convicted prisoners, visitation, living and sleeping conditions and in general affected the “quality of life” for prisoners. The district judge, acting on the special master’s findings, ordered action to be taken to increase recreation periods, ensure all prisoners have beds and mattresses, and set a maximum population cap for the jail. The judge also ordered various facility renovations. This is one of several cases involving MCCI. See Index for other cites. See: Monmouth County Correctional Institution v. Lanzaro, 595 F.Supp. 1417