COURT AND PRISON REFORM RESOURCES

COURTS AND PRISONS REFORM RESOURCES

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JUFJ Courts and Prisons Reform One Pager – as of February 2021

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Key Partners (click partner names for their websites with additional resources): ACLU-Maryland, Out for Justice, The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland

2021

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April 13, 2021

Maryland Bans Sentencing Children to Life Without Parole – The Appeal

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April 13, 2021

Legislature Votes to Remove Governor From the Parole Process – Maryland Matters

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April 5, 2021

Two Long-Sought Bills That Would Change Parole for Inmates Advance in Maryland – Washington Post

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March 23, 2021

Governor Poised to Lose Decision Power in Parole Decisions – WYPR Baltimore 

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March 22, 2021

On Crossover Day, Senate Approves COVID Response, Parole Reform, Local Tax Bills – Maryland Matters

2021

No End in Sight: America’s Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment – Sentencing Project

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March 4, 2021

Parole Reform Passes MD House – WYPR

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March 3, 2021

House of Delegates Moves Forward with Reform to De-Politicize Parole Decisions – Maryland Matters

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March 1, 2021

Opinion: I Made a Serious Mistake as Maryland Governor. We Need Parole Reform – Washington Post

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February 17, 2021

Tensions Flare in Senate Committee Over Juvenile Justice Bill – Maryland Matters

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February 5, 2021

Opinion: End Sex Discrimination Against Women Offenders – Maryland Matters

Due Process for Children in the Legal Justice System – ACLU MD

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February 4, 2021

Opinion: Juvenile Interrogation Should be a Part of Police Reform Discussion – Maryland Matters

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January 23, 2021

Opinion: It’s 11 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Children Are? – Maryland Matters

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January 20, 2021

Lawmakers, Advocates Continue Push to Remove Governor from Parole Process – Maryland Matters

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January 20, 2021

‘The House Is on Fire’: Prisoners’ Rights Activists Call on Hogan to Act Immediately – Maryland Matters

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December 23, 2020

Opinion: No Place for Redemption in Maryland’s Criminal Justice System – Maryland Matters, Part 1 of 2

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December 31, 2020

Opinion: Governor Should be Removed from the Parole Process – Maryland Matters, Part 2 of 2

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December 21, 2020

Opinion: Maryland Among the Worst in Protecting Kids in the Justice System – Baltimore Sun

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December 9, 2020

People’s Commission releases Policy Recommendation Outline – The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland

2020

January 15, 2021

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2020 – The Sentencing Project

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Why Women’s Pre-Release Is Necessary –  Out For Justice, INC

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Full Pre-Release Toolkit and Fact Sheet – Out For Justice, INC

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Youth Interrogation Talking Points

December 2020

Experience to Action: Reshaping Criminal Justice After COVID-19 – Council on Criminal Justice

April 23, 2020

No One Deserves to Die of Covid-19 in Jail – The New York Times

April 23, 2020

Inside the nation’s worst known outbreak of covid 19 at a youth prison – The Washington Post

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April 22, 2020

Lawsuit Alleges Unsanitary Conditions and COVID-19 Spread in Prince George’s Jail – Maryland Matters

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April 17, 2020

Civil rights advocates press MD Governor Larry Hogan to release elderly, at-risk prisoners to slow spread of coronavirus – The Washington Post

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April 10, 2020

Inmates sharing sinks, showers, and cells say social distancing isn’t possible in Maryland prisons – The Washington Post

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March 4, 2020

Three Wrongfully Convicted Men Each Awarded $2.9M in Damages – Maryland Matters

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February 17, 2020

Maryland’s wrongfully convicted call for approving legislation dealing with jailhouse informants and exoneree compensation – The Baltimore Sun, Op-Ed

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February 11, 2020

Incarcerated women need more services to transition back into Maryland society – The Baltimore Sun, Editorial Opinion

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January 28, 2020

Maryland plans a coed training center for inmates heading home, but women’s advocates say it’s not enough. – The Baltimore Sun

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January 15, 2020

2019

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Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland – Justice Policy Institute

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October 30, 2019

For 5 wrongfully convicted men, years of effort yield millions in compensation – The Washington Post

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October 16, 2019

Hogan Wants Resolution by End of the Month on Payments to Exonerees – Maryland Matters

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October 14, 2019

From Hagerstown to Baltimore, 70 mile run symbolizes struggle ex-offenders must overcome to rejoin society – The Baltimore Sun

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October 2, 2019

Fronchot, Kopp Press for Earlier Resolution of Exoneree Payments – Maryland Matters

September 5, 2018

Decarceration Strategies: How 5 States Achieved Substantial Prison Population Reductions – Sentencing Project Report