Category: Criminal Justice Reform

Please comment on federal criminal justice regulations that are moving in the wrong direction.

This is an urgent note regarding a change in federal regulations. That change would require applicants for federal jobs to disclose whether they ever have been in a “diversion” program—whether or not any conviction resulted from the charges. While not a part of Maryland…

An Excellnt watch: We Need to Talk About an Injustice by Bryan Stevenson

Please watch and share!

Visit the County Executive’s budget planner, please.

County Executive Pittman’s budget tool is posted on the AA Co web site and  is not only great for figuring out the impacts of different spending and revenue options, it’s got the ability to Submit your preferred combination. The Capital reported last week that…

Call Senator Zirkin to bring HB782 to a vote. Maryland must do the right thing for victims.

From The Human Trafficking Prevention Project: Despite overwhelming support for the True Freedom Act spurred on by an agreement on amendments between the advocates and the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, the True Freedom Act of 2019 has yet to be brought up for a…

Mark your calendars to Lobby for Justice and Jobs on 3/19

If you plan to attend, please contact Faciliator of WISE Criminal Justice Huddle at MarylandWISEWomen@gmail.com. From Out For Justice: My name is Nicole Hanson -Mundell, I’m executive director of Out for Justice. The year we are partnering with Jobs Opportunities Taskforce to host JOBS…

An excellent pod cast about the reality of voter suppression from the ACLU and how YOU can improve voting rights in Maryland

Here is an excerpt from the ACLU podcast with Emerson Sykes, ACLU Staff Attorney interview Dr. Carol Anderson of Emory University: CAROL:  …That’s the so-called rampant, massive voter fraud — about two cases per year — that is used as the justification for voter…

Please call to end Solitary Confinement for children.

Maryland uses solitary confinement at about twice the national average. Moreover, the average length of stay is between 124-130 days. No one should be in solitary confinement for this long, especially children. We should focus on actions that will rehabilitate people, so that they…

Men in Maryland have 9 PreRelease Centers, Women have 0. This is a call to all women to Raise your voices for justice!

This bill which will provide ONE PreRelease center for women while men have 9 is just sitting in committee!  We need to call the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the committees where the bill…

Please join the ACLU for lobby day March 4th

ACLU Lobby Day – Dare To Create A Better Maryland We need you, your family members, and your neighbors to make your voices and experiences heard in Annapolis in 2019. Join our Lobby Day on March 4th to protect our civil liberties & support…

Your action is critical! We need criminal justice reform!

From WISE: PLEASE take the time to read through this letter detailing the ways YOU can help!  This is SO needed and YOU can make a difference.  Please be sure to share and sign the letter in #4 below.  To find out more, please…