Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a former Maryland governor and member of Congress, is a partner at the law firm King & Spalding and the author of “Turn this Car Around” and “America: Hope for Change” — books about national politics. His column appears in print on Sundays.
Late last month, Maryland's Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council released a comprehensive reform package that will save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars over the next 10 years and make our streets safer. This move should be applauded and is long overdue. It represents a dedication by Maryland's leaders to reform a bloated and inefficient corrections system.