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- Gary Christopher attorney; and First Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
- Raymond Paternoster Professor of Criminology, University of Maryland
- Stephen Bailey Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore County, Maryland
- Cathy Knepper Board Member, Maryland Citizens Against State Executions; also Maryland Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator, Amnesty International USA
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