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The ‘not-here letter’ roils Annapolis

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ANNAPOLIS — A letter from women lawmakers to reporters has touched off a firestorm of debate over how the General Assembly is dealing with the issue of sexual harassment and misconduct. Authors of the letter, referred to by some lobbyists and staffers ...

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Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation

Legislation that would allow people exonerated of crimes to collect $50,000 per year of incarceration or actual damages sustained, whichever is greater, is in line with what the federal government awards, according to Michele Nethercott, director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. ‘This does not represent a huge departure from what the Board of Public Works was doing when it acted on applications for this,’ she said. (File photo)

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of ...

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Lawmakers OK bill on hygiene products in prison

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers have approved measures requiring correctional facilities to have free feminine hygiene products available on request for inmates. Both the House and Senate unanimously passed bills on Thursday. Diana Philip is the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice ...

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