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To: Governor Wes Moore

Breaking Chains: Reforming Juvenile Incarceration

We spend nearly $415,000 a year per inmate in a youth prison in Maryland. We spend approximately $15,000 a year per student in a public school in Maryland. The stark contrast highlights the injustices of our system and we must urge the state to reallocate funds to schools to create preventive, treatment-based approaches and defund the school to prison pipeline.

Why is this important?

Investing in education and mentorship is a proven strategy to address the root causes of juvenile delinquency, fostering a positive environment that can break the cycle of incarceration.


2024-02-06 18:32:33 -0500

100 signatures reached

2023-11-30 16:08:21 -0500

50 signatures reached

2023-11-27 16:26:41 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-11-21 18:46:57 -0500

10 signatures reached