Maryland Residents: We Need Your Help
The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee will be voting on HB67 sometime this coming week. HB67 mandates the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) to provide transitional services to people in solitary confinement six months prior to their release to the community. Passage of this bill is a priority for IAHR this session.
Please contact members of the Judiciary Committee (listed below) and Speaker Jones no later than Monday, March 14. Please call the Delegate and leave this message:
My name is ________ and I am a Maryland resident. I urge you to vote for passing HB67. I believe that Maryland has a moral responsibility to provide transitional services to people being released from prison to the community six months prior their release, especially people in solitary confinement.
Here is the list of Judiciary Committee members and their contact info. Please contact as many Committee members as possible. Thank you!
Democrats in blue and Republicans in red.
|Name||Phone Number||Email Address|
|Adrienne Jones (Speaker)||410-841-3800||[email protected]
|Luke Clippinger (Chair)||410-841-3488||l[email protected]|
|David Moon (Vice-Chair||410-841-3474||[email protected]|
|Curt Anderson||410-841-3291||[email protected]|
|Lauren Arikan||410-841-3334||[email protected]|
|Sandy Bartlett||410-841-3370||[email protected]|
|Jon Cardin||410-841-3054||[email protected]|
|Frank Conway||410-841-3189||[email protected]|
|Dan Cox||410-841-3288||[email protected]|
|Charlotte Cruchfield||410-841-3485||[email protected]|
|Debra Davis||410-841-3337||[email protected]|
|Wanika Fisher||410-841-3340||[email protected]|
|Robin Grammer||410-841-3298||[email protected]|
|Faye Howell||410-841-3692||[email protected]|
|Rachel Jones||410-841-3103||[email protected]|
|Lesley Lopez||410-841-3021||[email protected]|
|Susan McComas||410-841-3272||[email protected]|
|Rachel Munoz||410-841-3510||[email protected]|
|Emily Shetty||410-841-3181||[email protected]|
|Haven Shoemaker||410-841-3350||[email protected]|
|Brenda Thiam||410-841-3125||[email protected]|
|Karen Toles||301-858-3524||[email protected]|
|Nicole Williams||410-841-3058||[email protected]|
If you have not done so, please sign this letter to Judiciary Chairperson, Luke Clippinger, Vice-Chair David Moon, and to Senate Judicial Proceedings Chair Will Smith and Vice-Chair Jeff Waldstreicher.
Dear Delegates Clippinger and Moon, Senators Smith and Waldstreicher:
Direct release from restrictive housing is a public safety concern and will again come before the General Assembly this year. Because of the effect of the pandemic on our prisons, reforming this practice has become even more imperative than ever before. I am asking you to support HB 67 which will end direct release from restrictive housing.
Click here to read the rest of the letter and to sign.
Video of March 9 Press Conference
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, IAHR held a press conference to promote HB67. Speaking on behalf of the legislation were Rev. Dina van Klaveren, Rector of St Andrews Church in Glenwood, Maryland, Rev Dr Stephen Tucker, Senior Pastor of New Commandment Baptist Church in Columbia, MD and President of the National Capital Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity, Kimberly Haven, IAHR's Legislative Liaison, and Rabbi Feinberg.
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