As Maryland’s 6th Congressional District representative and a candidate for the Senate, David Trone talks a lot about criminal justice reform, a subject embraced over the last decade by formerly tough-on-crime Democrats and even by a few Republicans who see potential dividends in smaller prison populations. Trone’s expressed interests in seeing fairness and integrity in law enforcement and second chances for ex-offenders appear to be genuine — not simply a way to flash progressive colors as he tries to convince Maryland Democratic primary voters that he should be the one to succeed the retiring Ben Cardin.
Dan Rodricks: Sensibly empathetic, Md. Senate candidate David Trone pushes restorative justice
October 25, 2023