Audit finds improper monitoring of New Jersey’s state-funded halfway houses

    New Jersey’s comptroller has released an audit that finds inadequate monitoring by the state Corrections Department of its halfway houses.

    Issued today, the audit says the state did not take appropriate action against its state-funded halfway houses following inmate escapes, as the Associated Press reports, and also found New Jersey overpaid some workers and paid some workers who lack full accreditation.

    The state is spending $64.6 million this year on the program, which handles almost 3,000 inmates daily.

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