Walter Lomax was arrested in 1967 at the age of 20 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Robert Brewer, the proprietor of Giles Food Market. Mr. Lomax maintained his innocence from the time of his arrest. After nearly 40 years and repeated petitions for a new trial, a review of his case by Judge Gale Rasin and additional investigations led to Mr. Lomax’s release in 2006. Join us for this conversation about Mr. Lomax’s experiences navigating the justice system following his incarceration for a crime he did not commit, and his work since his release with the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, an organization founded to fight for the rights of incarcerated individuals with parole-eligible life sentences. Andrew Green of The Baltimore Sun will moderate the conversation.
The event is free, but reservations are required. We recommend that you and your guests arrive together. Note that your reservation is not the equivalent of a ticket. Please arrive early as any seats remaining when the program begins will be open to walk-up attendees.
This program is part of Maryland Humanities’ series of discussions on reform of the US criminal justice system. Our partners for this event are The Baltimore Sun and Choose Civility Howard County, led by Howard County Library System.