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School-to-Prison Pipeline, and Maryland Legislative Reform Efforts, Will Be Discussed in April 14 UB Law in Focus Webinar

The school-to-prison pipeline occurs when school systems turn over the discipline of their own students to law enforcement, often through the use of school resource officers stationed at schools. While the nation is debating police reform in our communities, what … Continue reading

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Public Defender and UB Law Alumna Named to Head Baltimore State’s Attorney’s New Sentencing Review Unit

Citing a need to release elderly prisoners with health issues and address the challenge of mass incarceration, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has created a Sentencing Review Unit. She chose UB Law alumna Becky Kling Feldman, J.D. ’02, a former … Continue reading

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Trauma, Juvenile Justice, and the Myth of ‘Bad Choices’

This post is by Shannon Thomas, a student fellow in the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC). A member of the Class of 2021, Thomas wrote the essay as part of her participation in … Continue reading

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As His Second Term Begins, Gov. Hogan Faces Pressure to Give Juvenile Lifers Opportunities for Parole

There are an estimated 2,100 people in prison nationwide who were sentenced to life for crimes they committed when they were 17 or younger. States have begun to eliminate sentences of life without parole for juveniles. Others have implemented alternative sentencing programs … Continue reading

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Juvenile Sentencing Reform Project Receives Award

A juvenile justice advocacy group with roots at the University of Baltimore School of Law has received the Alan J. Davis Award for exemplary legal representation in a matter involving the public good. The award, to the Maryland Juvenile Lifers … Continue reading

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