The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office wants to help ex-prisoners transition back into society.
As part of a federal re-entry initiative, the office published a list of government and private-sector agencies in the state that are helping people recently released from prison.
"Former prisoners may face strong temptations to return to a life of crime, and we will hold them accountable if they do, but many programs are available to help them succeed," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said at a press conference Wednesday. "Our mission is preventing crime, not just sending people to prison, so we focus our crime-prevention efforts on two groups: school students, to deter them from turning to crime; and ex-convicts, to stop them from re-offending."
The guide contains more than 1,350 listings and is organized by county. The list will be updated regularly.