Towards Solutions Panelists at the recent Money Bail and its Role in Mass Incarceration Conference hosted at UBLaw. Panelists (from l-r) Jocelyn Simonson, Tara Boh Blair, Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Douglas Colbert and Zina Makar.
Check out our Conference site 'Money Bail and its Role in Mass Incarceration' and the related Resource page.
Leaders of UB's Pretrial Justice Clinic and other experts led panel discussions and focused on a major cause of mass incarceration: the system of money bail and unjust pretrial detention – a system ripe for reform.
Fall 2016 Conferences: Working to End Mass Incarceration
Money Bail and its Role in Mass Incarceration
Leaders of UB's Pretrial Justice Clinic and other experts met on November 17, 2016 to focus on a major cause of mass incarceration: the system of money bail and unjust pretrial detention – a system ripe for reform.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ronald Weich, dean, University of Baltimore School of Law
Colin Starger, professor and co-director, UB Pretrial Justice Clinic
Framing the Issues
Pretrial Data and Evidence-Based Reform
Zina Makar, clinical fellow and co-director, UB Pretrial Justice Clinic
From Bloodsworth to Today:
Wrongful Convictions in Maryland
On September 29, 2016, leaders of UB's Innocence Project Clinic and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and other experts discussed wrongful convictions in Maryland. Full conference schedule below or download a copy here.
Michele Nethercott, director, University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
Shawn Armbrust, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Remarks from Maryland Exonerees
Malcolm Bryant, Sabein Burgess and Demetrius Smith
The Legislative Response to Wrongful Convictions
Sen. Delores G. Kelley, District 10, Baltimore County
Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, District 40, Baltimore City
Del. Erek L. Barron, District 24, Prince George's County
Moderator: Rebecca Brown, director of policy, Innocence Project
Litigating Innocence Cases: The Defense Perspective
Booth Ripke, Nathans & Biddle LLP
Don Salzman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steve Mercer, Forensics Division of the Maryland Office
of the Public Defender
Moderator: Michele Nethercott, director, University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
Litigating Innocence Cases: The Prosecutor's Perspective
Michael N. Herring, commonwealth's attorney, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Richmond, Va.
Thiru Vignarajah, Maryland deputy attorney general
Karen Polis, assistant state's attorney, Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County
Moderator: John Hollway, executive director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Shawn Armbrust, executive director of Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Support for the Maryland Expert Fund
Reception and fundraiser for the Maryland Expert Fund to follow the conference with special guest Laura Nirider from Making a Murderer.Room: 12th Floor and Moot Court
6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the news that the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic has joined forces with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, with special guest Laura Nirider from Making a Murderer.
This reception will help raise funds for the Maryland Expert Fund. This new fund will support our joint efforts to prevent and correct wrongful convictions in Maryland by enabling our legal team to continue to provide quality investigations that often require expensive experts. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets start at $50.