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Md. bill passes allowing prosecutors to vacate ‘unjust’ convictions

Though some "second chance" legislation failed to pass the General Assembly in 2019 despite years of pushes from advocates, a bill to provide a tool to prosecutors to vacate past unjust convictions gained bipartisan support and passed both chambers by the last day of session. House Bill 874, sponsored by Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince George’s, would allow prosecutors ...

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