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Alone and Isolated, the Punishment Piles on for Immigrant Detainees

A WNYC investigation reveals that immigrant detainees in New Jersey are sent to solitary confinement for non-violent and, at times, perplexing reasons.

Christie: Bad Week for the Governor is Good Week for the Candidate

Democrats increased their majority in the New Jersey state legislature. Meanwhile, Christie's presidential campaign is having its best week yet. 

Christie Back in NJ for Government — and Presidential Politicking

The governor visited Camden Monday to tout his criminal justice record — and run for president. 

Obama, Booker to Spotlight Prisoner Reentry Efforts in Newark

Criminal justice reform has been at the top of Sen. Booker's agenda since he left Newark in 2013. Now he returns to highlight the federal government's increased focus on recidivism.

Sen. Booker and Mayor Baraka Share Stage with Obama in Newark

The former rivals will bury the hatchet (for a day, at least) and appear with President Obama to discuss criminal justice reforms.

Christie Loses Black Supporters in NJ Over Comments on 'Black Lives Matters'

Christie's comments play on the presidential stage, but not in New Jersey.

New Jersey Lawmakers Override Christie Gun Control Veto

The vote marks the first time lawmakers have voted to override Christie since he took office in 2010.

Christie Bridgegate Lawyer: We Didn't Take Notes Because of "Intense" Media Interest

Christie's lawyer offers a new explanation for his team's unusual approach:  we were watching. 

Jersey City To Reclaim Control of Schools, 26 Years After State Takeover

The state Board of Education says Jersey City is ready to regain full control of its school system, after 26 years under state authority.

Christie Reshuffles His Top Legal Staff

Christie brings experts on data collection and political corruption prosecutions into the governor's office.

Top 7 Christie News Dumps of All Time

Seven times Chris Christie released information at a time when you wouldn't find out about it.

Scandal Probes Claim Another Christie Appointee

Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox is resigning amid a federal probe into the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which he previously lobbied on behalf of United Airlines.

New Health Insurance Plan Has NJ Lawmakers Crying Foul

New Jersey's largest health insurer says its OMNIA plan will "transform" healthcare in the state. But critics say the plan will consolidate Horizon's dominance and close hospitals.

Port Authority Hid Records of Christie Appointee's Meetings With United

The Port Authority's deputy director held several meetings with United Airlines that are now at the center of a new federal probe. And the Port Authority tried to keep it a secret. 

Sources: United Lobbyist, Now Christie Cabinet Member, Tried to Stop Bridgegate Probe

He was a paid lobbyist when the Chairman's Flight deal went down. He was an unofficial lobbyist during Bridgegate, WNYC has learned. Now, he's in Christie's cabinet. Who is Jamie Fox?

Jim McGreevey's Lifetime of Benefits for Four Months of Work

Hudson County will pay for the former New Jersey governor's lifetime health benefits. McGreevey put in just four months of work as an attorney for the county.

Why New Jersey’s Lottery Ticket Isn’t Winning

Governor Christie promised a bigger cash haul for NJ's cash strapped government when he privatized the state's lottery system. Instead, it posted its worst return in 40 years.

Problems Pile On for Rutgers Football

Another week, another embarrassing incident for the school’s athletic department. The latest involves star football player Leonte Carroo, who’s just been arrested. 

Charter School Head Says Newark Schools Are Better Since Facebook Gift

One charter school leader praises Mark Zuckerberg’s gift for helping start new charter schools and providing merit pay for the district’s teachers. 

Teachers Union Leader Says Nothing Good Came From Facebook Gift

Union president John Abeigon says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was "snookered" into trusting Newark leaders on how to spend $100 million gift.