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Fewer from Baltimore go to prison, driving down number of Md. inmates

Fewer from Baltimore go to prison, driving down number of Md. inmates

Far fewer people from Baltimore are going to prison each year than a decade ago, researchers reported Tuesday, driving down the numbers of people locked up in Maryland even as more criminals in the rest of the state are put behind bars. Analysts from the Pew Charitable Trusts presented detailed data on Maryland's sprawling corrections system Tuesday to a state panel charged with finding ways to reduce the number of people in prison and cut the rate at which criminals commit new offenses. The researchers found that the number from Baltimore entering prison each year has fallen 43 percent since 2005. At the same time, those in other Maryland jurisdictions have been sent to prison at...

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