Newark is in the middle of a four-day "Safe Surrender" program, which allows fugitives with open warrants for non-violent crimes "favorable consideration" for turning themselves in. One such fugitive was a 36-year-old man whose many traffic tickets and failure to pay them prevented him from getting a job or driver's license; after a judge dismissed some charges and consolidated his fines, he said, "I was a little leery about it at first. But the program is excellent. It is what they say." Nearly one thousand have turned themselves in.