Three of Maryland’s most powerful political figures stood to applaud a onetime death-row prisoner Wednesday as they awarded the man $2.9 million for the more than 30 years he spent wrongfully incarcerated for murder. The exoneree, John Huffington, was recognized by Gov. Wes Moore, who sits on Maryland’s Board of Public Works along with Treasurer […]
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $1.3 million emergency purchase of mifepristone, a pill commonly used in abortions.
A man who served nearly eight years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit is set to receive more than $800,000 as compensation the Maryland Board of Public Works approved.
Maryland will pay $7 million to settle the pending state Supreme Court appeal of a man who was savagely beaten while in state custody.
Maryland's treasurer called on state agencies to exhibit restraint and avoid costly lawsuits and settlements.
A state panel is being asked to approve a settlement for a man who said he was the victim of a brutal beating at the hands of three Maryland State Police troopers.
A Maryland man who served nearly 20 years in prison for a 1982 rape he did not commit was awarded more than $800,000 in additional compensation Wednesday by the state’s Board of Public Works. The board voted in favor of paying the man, Bernard Webster, who became eligible for the money after state lawmakers passed […]
Two members of the state Board of Public Works — both Democrats — expressed growing frustration with state agencies seeking retroactive approval for millions in pandemic-related spending that only now is coming to the panel for approval. The ire bubbled up early in Wednesday’s meeting even as the three-member panel ultimately approved — over Comptroller Peter […]
ANNAPOLIS — Three men who were exonerated for the 1983 murder of a teenager in Baltimore will receive nearly $3 million each as compensation for their wrongful incarceration. The payments to Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, approved by the Board of Public Works, come as the legislature works to create a formula to […]
The owners of the property that lost the contract as a result of the violation contend the ruling voids the lease.
Three men wrongfully convicted for a 1983 murder will receive $2.9 million each in compensation if the Maryland Board of Public Works votes to approve the payments on Wednesday. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were convicted of murder in 1984 and spent 36 years in prison before being exonerated by Baltimore City State’s Attorney […]
ANNAPOLIS — A group of men who served a combined 250 years in prison for crimes they did not commit asked legislators Wednesday to support bills to standardize post-release compensation for exonerees and increase transparency about the use of jailhouse informants. Ten exonerees and the son of one who died after his release attended an […]