Wrongfully imprisoned for 39 years Baltimore, MD.
In the years since his release from wrongful incarceration, Mr. Lomax has used his voice to become a powerful, influential advocate for criminal justice reform in MD. He is the founder and leader of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, which advocates for humane sentencing policies and a published author.
In 2021 The Walter Lomax Act, also known as Compensation to the Individual Erroneously Convicted, Sentenced, and Confined, was signed into law. This Act provides appropriate compensation for individuals who are erroneously convicted, sentenced and confined so they may enjoy a better quality of life when they re-enter society.
Today, Walter remains in Maryland and continues to be an advocate for criminal justice reform.
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