This week, 2016 OSI Community Fellow Deborah Ramsey’s Unified Efforts was featured on WMAR as the organization opened a new youth center in Penn North. Ramsey, a retired Baltimore City police officer, founded Unified Efforts as a way to broaden the horizons of young people in Penn North through after-school and summer programming.
Ramsey also talked about Unified Efforts in a recent Washington Post story.
Also this week, 2019 OSI Community Fellow Kanav Kathuria’s group, the Maryland Food and Prison Abolition Project released a new report, “Violence, Hunger, and Premature Death: How Prison Food in Maryland Became Even Worse During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Finally this week Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has named 2019 OSI Community Fellow Elyshia Aseltine to its next Martha A. Mitten Professorship to deepen her existing scholarship surrounding criminal justice reform and racial equity.