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Two long-sought bills that would change parole for inmates advance in Maryland
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
The unending COVID-19 disaster in Maryland prisons
Interview with JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Maryland’s prisons have teemed with coronavirus. Now, the most vulnerable inmates are getting COVID vaccines.
Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.
Mass incarceration is causing Black communities to lose billions in earnings
Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.
Black mass incarceration in the so-called Free State
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Proactive COVID-19 testing of Maryland inmates protects all of us
Chris Beyrer and JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King discuss the need for COVID-19 testing, PPE, and vaccinations in Maryland prisons and jails to prevent further death in this ongoing…
‘The House Is on Fire’: Prisoners’ Rights Activists Call on Hogan to Act Immediately
Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.
A second look at unjust prison terms
Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker.
Maryland inmate coronavirus death toll increases to 18 as questions remain over state’s vaccination schedule
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
COVID vaccines: Prisoners excluded from US plans
Quotes JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King.
It's time to acknowledge that long prison terms do not prevent violence
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and Director of Research and Policy Ryan King discuss we need to address incarcerated people serving long sentences for serious and violent crimes to truly…
D.C.’s promising initiative for young incarcerated people
JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker and Joel Castón discuss D.C. Jail’s Young Men Emerging Unit.
‘The Doors Don’t Lock’ in DC Jail Program for Young Adults
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker and cites our two reports on Washington, DC's Young Adult Justice Reforms .
D.C. and Maryland have new policies allowing prisoners to vote. Making it happen is hard.
Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker.
Heller School graduate discusses bail funds, problems with U.S. cash bail system
Cites JPI's "Bail Fail" report.
Efforts Intensify for Incarcerated Citizens’ Right to Vote
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Ideas Presented on Criminal Justice Reform
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Justice Policy Institute Decries Resumption of Federal Executions
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) strongly opposes the actions of the United States Department of Justice in resuming the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus. During a week when the federal…
Public Defenders Take to the Streets in a Call for Racial Justice
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Protests continue for the 11th straight day in Baltimore following the death of George Floyd
Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
Minneapolis Public Schools Voted To End Its Contract With The City’s Police After The Death Of George Floyd
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Over 200 coronavirus cases reported in Maryland Prison system, department says
Quotes JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King.
Growing Old in Prison: How Md. Is Working to Ease Path to Release for a Low-Risk, High-Cost Population
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Incarceration Increases Young Black Men’s Risk of Repeatedly Being Violently Injured
Cite JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.
SHOT BY POLICE, THEN CONVICTED IN A MURDER HE SAYS HE DIDN’T COMMIT. NOW HE’S FACING COVID-19 BEHIND BARS.
Cite's JPI's "Maryland Faces COVID-19 Catastrophe in Prison without Immediate Steps to Decarcerate" policy brief.

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