Newark, New Jersey: Governor Chris Christie came to Newark's Central Ward on Friday afternoon as part of National Reentry Week.
Christie met at the Greater Newark Conservancy on Prince Street with former governor Jim McGreevey and several former inmates at New Jersey state prisons, including one who served his sentence at Northern State Prison in Newark. Christie, who was introduced by McGreevey, spoke about topics such as drug courts, bail reform, recidivism, 'banning the box' on job applications, and the state of New Jersey's state prisons.
At the same time, Senator Cory Booker and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman spoke at Federal Square across town about prisoner reentry as well.
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