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                                                                                                                   on a first-come, first-served basis until all
                                                                                 In that report, federal officials
                                          withdrawal, federal officials said.
     Department alleged jail officials violated
     the Eighth and 14th Amendments of the
                                                                                                                   funds for the fiscal year are expended.
                                            Philip Sellinger, the U.S. Attorney
                                                                               informed the county of the allegations
                                          for New Jersey, said each of the seven
                                                                               and gave written notice of what officials
                                                                                                                      “This is an excellent opportunity for
     Constitution by denying mental health
                                                                                                                   eligible New Jersey farmers to seek funds
                                          inmates who died by suicide exhibited
     treatment and medical assistance.
                                                                               should do to resolve them. The Justice
        “The Justice Department is committed
                                                                               ated” with the investigation.
                                          time of their deaths, but jail officials
                                                                                                                   able crops that may be susceptible to deer
     to protecting the civil rights of everyone in
                                                                                 “This consent decree marks a sig-
                                                                                                                   damage, and we encourage farmers to
     our country, and under our Constitution,   signs of withdrawal from opioids at the   Department said the county “fully cooper-  that will give them a way to protect valu-
                                          refused to provide medication-assisted
     jails and prisons must provide adequate   treatment.                      nificant milestone in the Justice   apply,” Department Secretary Douglas
     medical care to incarcerated individu-  can’t pick and choose whose rights mat-  Department’s efforts to combat discrimi-  Fisher said.
                                            “This was policy and practice. You
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                                                                               nation against those with opioid use disor-
                                                                                                                      In 2019, New Jersey Farm Bureau com-
     als,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick
     Garland. “Today’s proposed consent
                                                                               der and to protect the civil rights of peo-
                                          ter—everyone’s do,” he told reporters
                                                                                                                   missioned a study to assess white-tailed
                                          Wednesday. “People don’t leave their
     decree is a significant step toward improv-
                                                                                                                   deer populations in eight New Jersey coun-
                                                                               ple in our jails and prisons,” Clarke said.
     ing the care of individuals incarcerated in

                                          rights at the jailhouse door.”
                                                                                                                   ties. The report concluded that deer densi-
                                            The agreement will require the jail
                                                                                                                   ties per square mile are on average four to
     Cumberland County who are struggling
                                                                               Deer Fencing Grants
                                                                                                                   five times greater than safe and sustainable
                                          to increase mental health staffing and
     with serious mental health disorders, and
     toward protecting the civil rights that are
     guaranteed by our Constitution.”     implement assessments for mental     Available to Unpreserved            numbers. That survey was conducted by
                                          health, opioid withdrawal, and suicide
                                                                                                                   wildlife habitat planning and management
        The proposed consent decree, filed   risk. It also calls for an independent   Farms                        consultancy Steward Green using drone-
                                                                                 The New Jersey Department of
     in federal court in Camden, still must be   monitor to ensure compliance and issue   Agriculture is now accepting applications   based thermal imaging technology, trained
                                                                                                                   wildlife biologists and infrared analysts
     approved by a court, federal officials told
                                          public reports, said Assistant Attorney
 College Senior.  Visit SNJToday.com/C    2018 following the deaths of six inmates in   of deer fencing on unpreserved farms.   mate deer populations in seven study areas
     ally used for people experiencing alcohol lassof2021 to upload a photo and
                                                                               for cost-share grants for the installation
     reporters recently.
                                                                                                                   to perform an in-the-field analysis to esti-
                                          General Kristen Clarke.
                                            The federal probe at the jail began in
        The jail, located in Bridgeton, houses
                                                                               Unpreserved farm owners or operators in
     about 300 people. Jail officials should have
                                                                                                                   encompassing more than 12,730 acres, or
                                                                               New Jersey may receive up to 50 percent
                                          three years. Another suicide occurred one
     been using medication-assisted treatment
                                                                                                                   approximately 20 square miles. The areas
                                                                               matching funds ($20,000 maximum, no
     and therapies to treat opioid withdrawal,
                                          month after federal officials began investi-
                                                                                                                   surveyed were in Atlantic, Cumberland,
                                                                               more than $200 per acre) if their applica-
                                          gating, according to a 2021 report from the
                                                                                                                   Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Passaic,
     but instead routinely used treatment gener-
                                                                               tion is approved. Grants will be awarded
                                                                                                                   Somerset, and Warren counties. Steward
                                          Department of Justice.
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