Correctional Reform Section

Council member Bios

Arnold Hopkins joined the Correctional Reform Council in October of 2009.  Though currently retired, Mr. Hopkins has had an active career in the correctional field. Before retiring in 2002, he worked as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice.  Prior to his 8 year tenure there, Mr. Hopkins worked at the Federal Judicial Center in DC and as an instructor at Towson University.  He also spent 11 years working for DPSCS in Maryland, acting first as their Director of Parole and Probation then transitioning to Commissioner of Correction.

Mr. Hopkins' early career included time at the American Bar Association, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the DOJ in Philadelphia, the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance of the DOJ in DC, and at Patuxent Institution as a classification officer.  Mr. Hopkins graduated with a B.S. from the University of Baltimore School of Business before later obtaining his J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School.