Services

Direct Advocacy

We work directly with incarcerated clients and their families to advocate for individual needs. These services include but are not limited to: healthcare, basic needs, disability rights, assist with guidance through the process and policies within the facility and systemically, access to visitation/phone calls/property etc.

Administrative Advocacy

We work with local and state Correctional Administration to advocate for the rights of incarcerated individuals and improvement to conditions of confinement systemically.

Public Awareness Projects

We work to promote public awareness on issues of conditions of confinement through multiple projects reaching statewide. These include public forums at Universities in Maryland, our podcast, filming projects and more.

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Public policy/Education

The MPRC works with our state elected officials to educate them on the issues being faced by the incarcerated population and offers expert testimony and guidance on the needs of this population.

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Legal Services

We work with incarcerated individuals and their families to educate them about their rights, understanding the grievance process, and referrals to appropriate legal representation. As well, we consultatively assist with litigation involving rights violations.

DIRECTORS/ADVOCACY PARTNERS

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Maryland

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR)

Johns Hopkins Incarceration and Health Justice Collective

Justice and Recovery Advocates Inc. (JRA)

Reproductive Justice Inside Coalition

Maryland Catholic Conference

Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform (MAJR)

Mental Health Association of MD

NAACP Maryland

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland

National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) MD

Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement (SWASC)