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Maryland ranks fourth for rate of prisoners convicted as children

May 11, 2023
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Maryland holds the dubious distinction as having one of the highest rates in the country of prisoners who were sentenced as children, with a heavy racial skew, according to a new report. The report titled “Crimes Against Humanity: The Mass Incarceration of Children in the United States” by the nonprofit Human Rights for Kids was released on Tuesday and provides one of the first national assessments on minors charged as adults. 

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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