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BRIDGETON — Cumberland County Freeholder Jack Surrency today called on the public to contact their freeholders and persuade them to support a package of COVID jail reforms, so they may appear on the May 26 freeholder board agenda.
â€œWe need the public to be engaged in this conversation,â€ said Freeholder Jack Surrency (D-Bridgeton). â€œIâ€™m asking, no, I’m pleading that the public contact their county freeholders and urge them to support these resolutions to protect our corrections officers, staff and inmates during this pandemic.â€
Surrency submitted the package of COVID jail reforms to the board clerk on May 12. Included in the package are the following reforms: hazard pay for corrections officers, weekly testing and reporting of personnel and inmates, personal protection equipment disclosures, and strict enforcement of the Attorney Generalâ€™s COVID guidelines.
â€œWe can put these measures into place right now and test, treat, and track the virus in our jails,â€ said Surrency. â€œWe cannot look away and we can no longer sacrifice the health and safety of our corrections officers, staff and inmates.â€
Residents may contact their freeholders at the email address and office phone number below.
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