Prisoners' Rights

The Prisoners’ Rights Project seeks to end unjust and inhumane pretrial detention.

Bail reform
We are members of the Coalition for a Safe and Just Maryland, which seeks to end the use of money bail to lock people up for poverty. The coalition is committed to pursuing an alternative statewide system of pretrial justice.

Know your rights

Survey: Community questions on bail bond companies

Health care in the Baltimore City Detention Center
Our efforts forced an overhaul of the Baltimore City Detention Center’s health care system and major improvements to the facilities, including closure of the oldest facilities and accommodations for people with disabilities.

Treatment of protesters in police custody
We represented members of the community organizing group Baltimore Bloc and others who were among 65 people unlawfully arrested and detained at a peaceful protest held during Artscape 2016. In a settlement in fall 2018, the Baltimore City Police Department agreed to significant policy reforms to respect rights to free speech and protest and treatment of people in police custody.