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Op-Alt: Hogan's veto of ban the box legislation for universities is another setback

Op-Alt: Hogan's veto of ban the box legislation for universities is another setback

In some ways, Maryland is a progressive state on re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals. Maryland is one of 14 states that immediately restores voting rights upon release, and one of 26 states with Ban the Box policies, which prohibit most public employers from asking about criminal history until a pending employment offer has been made.

In other ways, Maryland has much work to do. The University System of Maryland (including my university) contracts with Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) to buy furniture produced by inmates paid significantly below minimum wage. And there are no state efforts to reduce housing barriers for those with non-violent felony drug...

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