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New report calls for a new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization

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Shari Silberstein
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October 23, 2014

A new report, Bridging the Divide: A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization, was released today calling for a different approach to addressing crime.

Equal Justice USA elects two new board members

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August 18, 2014

New York, NY – Equal Justice USA (EJUSA) today announced the appointment of Sonya Shah and James Queen to its Board of Directors.

Maryland To Dedicate Support for Families of Murder Victims For the First Time

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April 5, 2014

(MARYLAND, April 5, 2014) Maryland’s FY15 budget, passed today, includes new funding ($500,000) for support and services to family members of homicide victims.

Repeal of Death Penalty Signed Into Law In Maryland

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May 2, 2013

Maryland’s Governor, Martin O’Malley, today signed the legislation to repeal Maryland’s death penalty. The new law makes Maryland the sixth state in six years to end the death penalty.

Maryland Will Be Sixth State in Six Years to End the Death Penalty

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March 20, 2013

(MARYLAND, March 15, 2013) The Maryland State House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal the death penalty today, sending the bill to the Governor’s desk where it is assured a signature.

Maryland Poised to Repeal Death Penalty

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March 6, 2013

(MARYLAND, March, 6, 2013) The Maryland State Senate voted 27-20 to repeal the death penalty today.

Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

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April 25, 2012

(CONNECTICUT, April 25, 2012) Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation repealing the death penalty today, making Connecticut the fifth state to do so in five years.

Illinois Becomes the 16th State to Abandon the Death Penalty

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March 9, 2011

(ILLINOIS, March 9, 2011) — Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation repealing the death penalty, making Illinois the fourth states in as many years to abandon capital punishment.

An Overwhelming Testimony to Repeal

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September 28, 2010

New Hampshire’s death penalty study commission, which started its investigation in October 2009, just concluded its final hearing.

Maryland Restricts Death Penalty

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March 28, 2009

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed SB-279 this week, placing severe limitations on the kind of evidence that can be used in death penalty cases.

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