Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council Reviews Prison Admission and Sentencing Data

The Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) heard about incarceration and prison population data at its second meeting on July 29, 2015.  As previously reported on Conduit Street, the JRCC is reviewing the State’s sentencing structure and will be making recommendations to reduce Maryland’s prison population, improve criminal justice outcomes, and reduce needless correctional spending. Analysts from the Public Safety Performance Project within the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) presented the data.  This article summarizes a few key points from Pew's…

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Governor to Close Baltimore City Male Detention Center

Governor Hogan announced the immediate closure of the state-run and state-funded Baltimore City Male Detention Center at an afternoon press conference on Thursday July 30, 2015. As reported in The Baltimore Sun: The Republican governor said the Civil War-era jail — which is run by the state — could be torn down, and there are no plans to build a new facility. Baltimore's jail population has dipped in recent years, making room elsewhere for the…

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