CHAT WITH A LAWYER: Carolyn Starks Saxon on Re-Entry Roundtable for Prince George’s County

Screenshot 2015-08-31 13.37.13Meet Carolyn Starks Saxon

Carolyn Starks Saxon is the Chair and Co-Founder of the Re-Entry Roundtable For Prince George’s County. The Roundtable is a diverse group of individuals, faith-based, governmental and non-profit organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals who have incurred criminal records.

She served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City from October 3, 1983 – March 22, 2004 (Retired). Thereafter, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County from March 29, 2004 – September 30, 2012 (Retired). Prior to her work in the criminal justice system she worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a staff attorney from August, 1976 – November, 1978. Thereafter, she worked as a Senior Contracts Manager for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Division in Baltimore, Maryland, from December, 1978 – September, 1983.

She has worked with non-profit and faith-based organizations on a number of collaborative efforts related to re-entry and drug rehabilitation (Drug Court). She also serves a team member of the Re-Entry Court of Prince George’s County.

She currently works as an Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice Department, Bowie State University. She has taught courses regarding women and the law, stress management, alternative dispute resolution, and criminal law and criminal procedure. She also works as an Appointed Attorney for the Maryland Judicial System. In this position she represents individuals who have been arrested at bail review hearings conducted by Maryland District Court Commissioners.

She is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A., Political Science), and University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (JD).

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