By Special to The Daily Record Adam Bednar
Maryland Justice Project founder Monica Cooper created the organization to champion solutions to issues of economic justice hindering formerly incarcerated people.
She knows firsthand the struggles those individuals face in earning a living and building a prosperous future for themselves and their families once their sentence is served.
After a series of what she describes as “poor decisions,” Cooper served a decade at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. But while Cooper lost her freedom for 10 years, formerly incarcerated people in Maryland gained a dedicated advocate — and Baltimore a new leader.