Fight for truth and justice in Harford County, Md., continues

SLL Photo: Sharon Black

On Nov. 9, some 20 protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Bel Air, Md., to demand truth and justice for Marlyn Barnes and all prisoners. 

Barnes, an African American father of five, died at the age of 30 under suspicious circumstances at the Harford County Detention Center on April 10, 2019. 

The crowd included several members of the Barnes family and activists from across the state of Maryland. Some family members, including Marlyn’s aunt, traveled from as far as Durham, N.C., to join the demonstration. 

The Barnes family and the community are committed to demanding an end to racism and inhumane conditions prevalent in the Harford County correctional system, which claimed the life of Marlyn Barnes.