Today, the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative (MRJI) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland released a new report, "Still Blocking the Exit," which tells the stories of many individuals given parole-eligible life sentences who have been denied release despite being recommeJanuary 20, 2015
On October 30th, the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign, which includes the ACLU of Maryland, and the national Poverty Race Research Action Council released "New Homes, New Neighborhoods, New Schools: A Progress Report on the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program" at a forum held at the Annie E.October 20, 2009 Housing Segregation and Economic Mobility
Diversion programs, also commonly referred to as alternative sanctions, are programs intended to help people charged with certain offenses avoid jail time, convictions, and associated costs.October 11, 2016 Immigrants' Rights Police Practices
A family man who has lived in the United States for three decades, has lawful permanent resident and U.S. citizen family members, and a wife and daughter with significant medical needs, and whose only conviction was a theft offense for which he served no time in jail.
The Baltimore Police Union Contract And The Law Enforcement Officers’s Bill Of Rights: Impediments To Accountability
The recent tragic death of Freddie Gray while in the custody of Baltimore police officers has raised serious questions about the circumstances of his death and the practices of Baltimore officers in dealing with members of the public. This tragedy has created an opportunity for reform.May 26, 2015 Open Government Police Practices
Between 2010 and 2014, at least 109 people died in police encounters in Maryland, according to a briefing paper produced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland. These deaths were dispersed throughout 18 different jurisdictions across the state. Other key findings in the briefiMarch 18, 2015 Police Practices Open Government
Restoring Trust- How Immigration Detainers In Maryland Undermine Public Safety Through Unnecessary Enforcement: Issue Brief
The ACLU of Maryland has been at the forefront of ending the unnecessary, inhumane, and costly detention of immigrants and of ensuring that their civil rights are protected.November 5, 2013 Immigrants' Rights Police Practices
Using official FBI and U.S. Census data, the ACLU has analyzed arrest rates and trends for marijuana possession by race for every county in Maryland between 2001 and 2010. The results are shocking.
FINDINGSOctober 6, 2013 Legal Justice System Racial Justice