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September is JPI Bail Month: Attend one of our Events, Read our Reports, Spread the Word

This month, JPI is dedicating all of its resources to educating the public on bail. Learn more during one of our three events and read our three reports.

Testimony of Justice Policy Institute Before the Maryland Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

The Justice Policy Institute recently testified before the Maryland State Advisory Committee on civil right violations generated from racial disparities in the Maryland justice system.  As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is considering civil right violations in the Maryland justice system, the State Advisory Committee invited JPI to testify before the committee.  The SAC will use the material in their report to the U.S. Commission on Civil Right.

When Treatment is Punishment: The Effects of Maryland's Incompetency to Stand Trial Policies and Practices

In FY2010, the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration provided 789 pretrial screenings and evaluations for incompetency to stand trial, 77 percent of which were for the District Courts...

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