Add the president of our country’s largest professional legal organization to the list of people urging Maryland’s courts to stop putting poor defendants behind bars before trial with high bail.
Tag: criminal justice
To illustrate the issue of youth offenders in adult prison, Just Kids Partnership Maryland has produced The Truth About Our Youth, a documentary about the Maryland juvenile justice system. The film will premiere locally at the Towson Arts Collective on April 5. The event is free. Reserve your ticket by clicking the link below.
The film will also screen in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County. Click here for more information.
When Frederick H. Bealefeld III tells his future students at Stevenson University about criminal justice, they’ll have a hard time pretending he doesn’t know what he’s talking about: the university’s newest professor was until recently Baltimore City’s top cop.
No doubt still high off his recent same-sex marriage win, Gov. Martin O’Malley is considering another piece of progressive legislation to add to his legacy — a repeal of the death penalty. It’s something he’s tried unsuccessfully in the past, but capital punishment is gradually falling out of favor with the public. So there may be a chance.