Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Comments on St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling Ceremonial Swearing
Judge AW Center Hosts Fourth Annual Lecture on Ethics: "Health Equity: At the Nexus of Science and Social Justice" with Dr. Joseph L. Wright
Recap of The JAW Center 3rd Annual Lecture: "More than the Worst:" Wrongful Convictions, Mass Incarceration, and the Challenges Ahead
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Justice Dept. warns judges against unconstitutional fines, touts pardons
"Alexander Williams, a former federal judge in Maryland, described how sentencing guidelines gave him no choice but to send Evans Ray Jr. to prison for life in 2007 for distributing crack cocaine. Williams later pushed for Ray to be granted clemency, which he was awarded in 2016."
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Maryland Profile of Beyond the Count Report
Maryland has an incarceration rate of 531 per 100,000 people (including prisons, jails, immigration detention, and juvenile justice facilities), meaning that it locks up a higher percentage of its people than almost any democracy on earth. Read on to learn more about who is incarcerated in Maryland and why.
Harvard sets up $100 million endowment fund for slavery reparations
April 26 (Reuters) - Harvard University is setting aside $100 million for an endowment fund and other measures to close the educational, social and economic gaps that are legacies of slavery and racism, according to an email the university’s president sent to all students, faculty and staff on Tuesday.
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A Broader Approach to Public Safety
A Broader Approach to Public Safety New UMPD Crisis Intervention Team Trained to Sensitively Respond to Mental Health Issues By Annie Krakower Mar 11, 2022
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- African American Studies Department Magazine Issue
- RACE: Are We So Different
- White House Black History Month: Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community
- City Health Examines Key Social Indicators of Health in 500 Cities across the U.S.
- Perception Institute Inspires People to Live Their Values.
- "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" by James Forman, Jr.
- What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 | The New York Times
Karen Y. Bond
For over 20 years, Karen’s career trajectory has taken her from non-profit leader roles in higher education to coaching senior executive teams in diversity and inclusion. Previously, Karen held sKaren Y. Bond - Read more
Hon. Judge Alexander Williams, Jr.
Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve on the United States District Court for theHon. Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. - Read more