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A Maryland restorative justice effort in a historic cemetery.

Vernarelli, Mark A.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Corrections Today. October/November:43-45.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional
Services (DPSCS) has been sending an inmate crew
to Mt. Auburn virtually every weekday since Sept. 19, 2008.
In May 2012, after removing 150 tons of debris, trash and
brush, the governor of Maryland and the mayor of Baltimore
joined an emotional crowd of citizens to shake hands
with inmates and correctional staff and to praise the secretary
of DPSCS for bringing this hallowed ground back from
the blight of horrendous overgrowth and neglect. (excerpt)


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