Calls Needed for Assembly Hearing on Phone Justice Bill

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson’s phone justice bill is being heard and hopefully voted on, on Thursday. Please call one member of the Assembly Appropriations committee listed below, as well as the chair, if not all of those listed below.

After identifying yourself, you can tell them:

Please pass A.4576, a bill to reduce phone rates for people incarcerated in New Jersey, including immigrant detainees. Studies have shown that maintaining relationships outside of prison helps with re-entry. Also, detainees need reasonable phone rates, not only to stay in touch with their loved ones, but to help prepare their immigration cases. Government should not be balancing budgets on the backs of people who can least afford it.

For the committee members in Bergen and Passaic, please add the sentence:
The bill is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (Bergen) and Benjie Wimberley (Passaic).

For the chair, please thank him for posting the bill for a vote.

Burzichelli, John J. – Chair [Salem, Salem County]
856) 251-9801 (West Deptford)
(856) 339-0808 (Salem)
Spencer, L. Grace – Vice-Chair [Newark, Essex]
(973) 624-1730
Conaway, Herb [Delran, Burlington]
(856) 461-3997
Lagana, Joseph A. [Bergenfeld, Bergen]
(201) 576-9199 (Paramus)
(201) 374-2205 (Bergenfield)
Lampitt, Pamela R. [Voorhees, Camden]
(856) 435-1247
Schaer, Gary S. [Passaic, Passaic County]
(973) 249-3665