Lawmakers debate bills to improve quality of life behind bars for MD inmates

Lawmakers are debating how to help the prison population this session.

This article originally appeared in WMAR on March 7, 2024 and was written by Jeff Morgan.

Below is executive director Joanne Antoine’s comment on a bill introduced by Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins that would give people serving a felony sentence in Maryland’s jails the opportunity to vote.

“Legislators who are weighing in on a number of bills and incarcerated individuals or incarcerated voters should be able to weigh in on who these representatives are that are making decisions on their behalf,” said Joanne Antoine, executive director of Common Cause Maryland.

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