New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:8-28.4 - Compensation In Cash Or Remission Of Time From Sentence Or Both

30:8-28.4. Compensation in cash or remission of time from sentence or both
a. The inmates of all county penal institutions established and maintained pursuant to chapter 8 of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes who may be employed in such productive occupations as are consistent with their health, strength and mental capacity shall receive compensation in such employment as the governing body of the county may establish.

Compensation for inmates may be in the form of cash or remission of time from sentence or both. Remission from time of sentence shall be in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Corrections, but shall not exceed 1 day for each 5 days of productive occupation. Remission granted under this act shall in no way affect deductions for good behavior as provided by law.

b. The Department of Corrections shall promulgate and enforce rules and regulations for the operation of this act in accordance with the provisions hereof.

c. All county inmates classified as minimum security prisoners who are determined to be sufficiently trustworthy by the warden to be employed in honor camps, farm details, or details of work at public buildings or property, shall receive additional remission of time from sentence at the rate of 3 days per month for each month of such labors.

L.1981, c. 140, s. 1, eff. May 4, 1981.

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