New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than a million dollars in fees connected to the investigation at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County.

The fees would be paid to a consultant advising the state's only women's prison amid a criminal investigation into attacks on inmates.

The State Department of Corrections announced back in February that it had hired the Moss Group as a consultant to provide policy development and other advice at the Correctional Facility.

The cost of the agreement wasn’t announced at that time, but budget documents show the two-year deal coming in at about 1.3 million dollars.

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