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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in Maryland, advocacy groups reported Wednesday. The 458 inmates from the community cost the state $17 million each year to incarcerate, the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy Initiative reported — money, the groups say, that would be better invested in improving the community. "It's critical that we have this information so policy-makers and others can have a more informed discussion, and hopefully a data-driven...

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