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Work Still Needed in Md. Prisons, Jails to Combat Pandemic, Criminal Justice Advocates Say

Almost 4,000 incarcerated individuals have been released from Maryland prisons since March 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic, and data from the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services shows the prison population has decreased by 20 percent since 2015. But criminal justice advocates say there’s plenty of work that still needs to be done.