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New collaborative to take aim at Maryland ‘crisis’ of overincarceration of Black residents

October 26, 2023
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In Maryland, where the state’s population is about a third Black, roughly 71% of incarcerated people are Black. That “staggering” figure is the worst in the country, Attorney General Anthony Brown said Wednesday as he and the state’s chief public defender, Natasha Dartigue, announced that their offices — often adversaries in the courtroom — will partner in a new collaborative designed to tackle the overincarceration of Black Marylanders.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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