TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden and Senate President Steve Sweeney, which would call for the annual review of former sex offenders was unanimously approved today by the full Senate.
“Since 2007, nearly 1300 sex offenders have been released from New Jersey’s prisons,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester, who is a former Acting State Police Superintendent. “Essentially, we are creating a system of additional checks and balances to help ensure that these offenders do not have the opportunity to hurt anyone else. This legislation would increase oversight, thereby helping to increase public safety. “