In what would be the first changes to the state’s criminal reform law, key New Jersey lawmakers have reached agreement on amendments that would scale back efforts by some urban mayors to keep more people accused of gun crimes in jail pending trial.

State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) called the agreed-upon amendments to his legislation (S-513) a “reasonable compromise” among local mayors clamoring for a solution to increasing gun violence and social-justice advocates who say detaining those arrested on firearms charges would disproportionately impact people of color. Read More from NJ Spotlight News.