New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-16.2 - Frivolous Lawsuits Filed By Inmates; Determination, Recovery Of Costs, Fees; Forfeiture Of Time Credits

30:4-16.2Frivolous lawsuits filed by inmates; determination, recovery of costs, fees; forfeiture of time credits
1. a. In any civil action filed by an inmate in which the defendant is represented by the Attorney General or county counsel and the Attorney General or county counsel believes the lawsuit is frivolous, the Attorney General or county counsel shall move to recover costs and fees.

b. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations providing for the forfeiture of progressive time credits authorized pursuant to R.S.30:4-140 when an inmate's lawsuit:

(1) was filed to harass or retaliate against another individual, to disrupt or interfere with the operation of the correctional institution, or for some other malicious purpose, and

(2) has been determined by a court to be frivolous.


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