Mandala Enterprise Corporation is a conglomerate of projects and programs. The Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative is its primary focus. However, the youth program, speaking engagements, book sales (Mandela Conquers the Cut), and other projects are all under its umbrella.
Our marching orders leading up to the 2013 general assembly session is a letter writing campaign. You, your family members, and friends should contact the following people seeking their support to remove politics from the parole process in Maryland. Specifically for those convicted and sentences as juveniles, and those convicted under the felony murder statute. You, and your family members and friends should also contact your respective representatives, as constituents seeking their support as well. Listed below are people who have supported our position in the past, the Senate and House committee’s that will consider a change in the current policy, and this year’s Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
Each institutional lifer’s coordinator should create a form letter to send, and you can also create one of your own to circulate. In light of the recent Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama, the court recognized the inherent miscarriage of justice of sentencing juveniles to life without parole, we applaud their wisdom, but we also believe that all parole eligible lifers’ deserves an equal opportunity of regaining their freedom.Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden,
District 45, Baltimore City
Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-841-3138, 301-858-3138 FAX
Senator LISA A. GLADDEN
Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City
Annapolis office: 2 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401; phone: 410-841-3697 or 1-800-492-7122 (toll free). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPR)
2 East, Miller Senate Building, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410-841-3623 Annapolis/Baltimore or 301-858-3623 Washington, D.C.)
Chair: Brian E. Frosh
Vice Chair: Lisa A. Gladden
James Brochin Jamie Raskin
Joseph M. Getty Christopher B. Shank
Jennie M. Forehand Norman R. Stone, Jr.
Nancy Jacobs Bobby Zirkin
CURT ANDERSON, Chair, Baltimore
City House Delegation.
Democrat, District 43, Baltimore City
Annapolis office: 314 House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1912; phone:
410-841-3291 or 1-800-492-7122 (toll free). E-mail: email@example.com
Judiciary Committee (JUD)
Room 101, House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1912
(410-841-3488 Annapolis/Baltimore or 301-858-3488 Washington, D.C.)
Chair: Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.
Vice Chair: Kathleen M. Dumais
Tiffany S. Alston Susan C. Lee
Curt Anderson Susan K. McComas
Sam Arora Michael A. McDermott
Jill P. Carter Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr.
Luke H. Clippinger, Jr. Neil C. Parrott
John W. E. Cluster, Jr. Luiz R. S. Simmons
Frank M. Conaway, Jr. Michael D. Smigiel, Sr.
Don Dwyer, Jr. Kris Valderrama
Michael J. Hough Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Kevin Kelly Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
AISHA N. BRAVEBOY, Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc
Democrat, District 25, Prince George’s County
Annapolis office: 209 House Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401-1912;
phone: 301-858-3707 or 1-800-492-7122 (toll free). E-mail:
- S.B. 492 focuses on parole for inmates who were not a principal in the first degree to the crime. It is sponsored by Sen. Lisa Gladden. S.B. 584 focuses on parole approval for inmates whose acts were committed when they were under 18. It is sponsored by Sen. Nathaniel McFadden.
- Unfortunately neither of the bills we advoacted for passed.
Watch this space for updates, and you can click on the bill numbers to check on the status of the legislation.