The ACLU of Maryland urges a favorable report on HB 1160, which would require the Commissioner of Correction to operate a prerelease unit for women within the Division of Correction (DOC). The unit must have programming that provides women with a range and quality of services substantially equivalent to those offered to men, including a community-based correctional facility. The eligibility criteria for services and programs of the unit must be no more restrictive than the eligibility criteria for men’s prerelease services and programs.



Delegates M. Washington, Anderson, Barron, Conaway, Fennell, Hill, Jackson, Kelly, Kittleman, J. Lewis, Moon, Patterson, Queen, Sanchez, Simonaire, Szeliga, and Wilkins


Lost: bill did not pass



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