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JPI “Maryland Month” Series

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JPI named September 2014 “Maryland Month” and published a series of factsheets highlighting various aspects of the Maryland justice system. These include statistics relating to jails, prisons, parole, probation, pretrial services, community supervision, treatment, demographics on who is in the system, what taxpayers spend on the system, and ways to put the hard numbers on Maryland’s overuse of incarceration into context.  JPI also created a collection of share-able graphics to accompany its factsheets, putting some of the key findings into context.  You can find all of these resources listed below.

Demographics in Maryland


PDF version available here.

Demographics Images:


Prisons in Maryland


PDF version available here.

Prisons Images:


Community Supervision in Maryland


PDF version available here.

Community Supervision Images:


Read JPI’s archive of Maryland reports or click on some more recent titles below:

Bailing on Baltimore
When Treatment is Punishment
Baltimore Behind Bars

Factsheet Sources:

U.S. Census Bureau. “State & Country QuickFacts: Maryland.” Published 2014. Accessed July 3, 2014. quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html.

 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary 2013 Data on Employment Status by State and Demographic Group (Washington, DC). Accessed July 1, 2014. www.bls.gov/lau/ptable14full2013.pdf.

Maryland State Archives. “Maryland At A Glance > Economy > Employment > Unemployment Rates.” Published 2014. Accessed July 1, 2014. http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/economy/html/unemployrates.html

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Improving Reentry (Towson, MD). Accessed July 10, 2014. www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicinfo/features/Reentry/md_reentry-ppt.pdf.

Martin O’Malley, Anthony G. Brown, Gary D. Maynard and Michael Stouffer. Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 (Maryland Division of Correction). www.dpscs.maryland.gov/publicinfo/publications/pdfs/DOC2013AnnualRpt.pdf.

State Department of Education. Budget (FY 2013). http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/13sdoe/html/sdoeb.html.

Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly. “Fiscal and Policy Note (HB 84): Contraband – Places of Confinement – Penalty”. 2014. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014rs/fnotes/bil_0004/hb0084.pdf.

Diller, Rebekah, Judith Greene, and Michelle Jacobs. Maryland’s Parole Supervision Fee: A Barrier to Reentry. Brennan Center for Justice. 2009. www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/publications/MD.Fees.Fines.pdf.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. “Public Safety and Correctional Services.” Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget. dbm.maryland.gov/agencies/operbudget/Documents/2015/Proposed/pubsafcor.pdf.

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