For this reason, claims by some members of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council that the JRA has sufficiently right-sized the prison population are confusing the starting and finish line. In fact, much work remains to be done. According to a 2017 report by the Pew Charitable Trusts, 60 percent of persons admitted to Maryland’s prisons in 2014 were admitted for non-violent offenses, and 58 percent of new admissions were locked up for parole or probation violations. Only 37 percent of people released from Maryland’s prisons that year were released on parole, and they were released nine months after their parole eligibility dates, on average. Additionally, there are about 3,150 people in Maryland prisons who are over 50 years old, and nearly 1,000 who are over 60. These individuals, by and large, have served long sentences and pose little public safety risk. A substantial number should be released, which would save millions of dollars for the state. These are not the numbers of a prison system that has been right-sized.