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Michael E. Busch

Justice reform works

The Justice Reinvestment Act is the most robust, thoroughly vetted piece of legislation that I have contributed to in my years as a lawmaker in Maryland. I am proud that the General Assembly came together and passed a comprehensive set of criminal justice reforms to provide the corrections system Marylanders deserve: one that is cost-effective, evidence-based and just.

In his recent commentary ("Justice Reinvestment Act: Measuring once and cutting twice," June 6), my colleague, Del. Herb McMillan, implies that this legislation places "the desire to reduce jail time for...