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Md. AG Frosh challenges allegation of unconstitutional sentences

ACLU claims de facto life terms for juveniles are 'cruel and unusual punishments'

Maryland has urged a federal judge to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit claiming the state is unconstitutionally holding more than 200 juvenile offenders who are now adults under de facto sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole because Maryland governors have historically not granted parole to lifers.

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