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The Lifers Bill (HB0003) to remove the governor from the parole process will be heard on 1/18/21 at 1:30 pm in the House Judiciary Committee
HB0003 passed today at 2:00 - A BIG thank you to everyone who has helped support this bill! This is a major victory for all who have supported removing the governor from the parole process! Your voices have been heard.
Override Governor's Veto HB0003
Removing the Governor from the parole process for inmates with life sentences with the possibility of parole.
Kirwan Commission HB1300, SB1000
Override the Governor’s veto of the Kirwan plan which is to reduce the “school-to-prison pipeline,” provide additional support for at-risk students, and improve education behind the walls.
Womens’ Prelease Facility HB0801 SB0684
Override the Governor’s veto to restore the women’s pre-release center in Baltimore City
Legislation for the purpose of requiring all court records and police records relating to certain charges of possession of marijuana to be automatically expunged on or before certain dates under certain circumstances and regardless of other ineligible charges.
“Today is the day that we begin the healing process between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including communities of color,” Committee Vice Chairman Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (D-Montgomery) said in his opening remarks.
Find out who your legislative representatives are and get involved. Letters and phone calls make a difference!
Learn more about work to eliminate excessive prison sentences and developing a public-health informed and community-driven violence prevention strategy is necessary to reduce mass incarceration.
Maryland CURE is a state chapter of National CURE, an organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system since 1972. We follow the constitution and direction of National CURE working to reduce crime through criminal justice reform.
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Current News and Events
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform - seeking legislative changes that are evidence-based, humane and effective.
Anne Arundel County Associate Circuit Court Judge Philip T. Caroom says 5,000 Maryland inmates don't belong in prison!
Anne Arundel Interfaith Coalition Against Mass Incarceration requests Maryland delegates to form taskforce to address inequities in criminal justice system.
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Help inmate author Larry Bratt get his kids book to incarcerated parents so they can read Kaia's story and know they are not alone!
Visit kaiaandthebirthdaykits.com to learn more!
FACES Imprisoned Women and their struggle with the justice system. A 'must read'!
…was in San Antonio, Texas in 1972 when a dozen citizens (families of prisoners and concerned individuals) went to the legislature in Austin to work for the abolition of the death penalty. In 1975 Charlie and Pauline Sullivan formally established CURE as a non-profit organization. In 1985 CURE expanded to a national organization with a headquarters office in Washington D.C.