PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE, WORK RELEASE, & DIVERSION PROGRAMS TASK FORCE


Victor R. Ramirez, Co-Chair (chosen by Senate President)
Carlo Sanchez, Co-Chair (chosen by House Speaker)

Appointed by Prince George's County Executive: Mary L. McDonough

Representing Prince George's County Office of the Public Defender: Keith A. Lotridge, Esq.

Ex officio: Jacqueline E. Somerville, designee of Prince George's County Health Officer; Angela M. Beasley, Esq., designee of Prince George's County State's Attorney.

Staff: Guy R. Merritt

c/o Prince George's County Department of Corrections
13400 Dille Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 - 9100
(301) 952-7231
e-mail: grmerritt@co.pg.md.us


Report to Governor, General Assembly, & Prince George's County General Assembly Delegation due Dec. 1, 2017 (Chapter 457, Acts of 2017).

In July 2017, the Prince George's County Pretrial Release, Work Release, & Diversion Programs Task Force was authorized (Chapter 457, Acts of 2017).

The Task Force is to study how alternatives to detention, such as pretrial release, work release and diversion programs, are organized and operated in other jurisdictions. Whether such programs would be effective in Prince George's County and what categories of offenders would be eligible also will be considered by the Task Force. Finally, the Task Force will evaluate what would be required to establish such programs in Prince George's County, and make recommendations concerning the establishment of a pretrial release program, work release program, and a diversion program in the County.

Authorization for the Task Force ends June 30, 2018.

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