West Caldwell, NJ – 166 Layoffs Announced at Delany Hall as Jail Population Decreases in Essex County

As some jail populations decrease slightly in New Jersey due to bail reform, Delaney Hall, who contracts with Essex County for their prisoner reentry and in-prison treatment programs, has announced 166 layoffs due to low prison population.

It appears as though releasing the majority of those arrested in New Jersey on a ‘pinky promise” with zero support or supervision is continuing to have damaging effects on the states economy.

“Unfortunately, we had to notify 166 employees at Delaney Hall in Newark due to a low population from the facility’s current customer,” said Charles Seigel, a spokesman for the West Caldwell-based Community Education Centers.


Low prisoner population prompts 166 layoffs at Newark detention center

(reported by NJ.com – Apr 6 2017)

The company that run prisoner reentry programs and in-prison treatment facilities and manages detention centers is laying off 166 employees at Newark’s Delaney Hall.

“Unfortunately, we had to notify 166 employees at Delaney Hall in Newark due to a low population from the facility’s current customer,” said Charles Seigel, a spokesman for the West Caldwell-based Community Education Centers.

CEC contracts with Essex County to house some of its detainees at the facility, he said.

The layoffs, he said, are effective May 31.

Delaney Hall can hold 1,022 detainees, Seigel said. He did not say how many inmates the county is currently housing at the facility, noting that it “fluctuates on a daily basis depending on the county’s need.”

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