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BPW Democrats: Retroactive pandemic contracts make mockery of procurement rules

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 ...

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Spending panel approves $2.9M each for 3 exonerees

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 ...

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BPW to vote on millions in compensation for 3 wrongfully convicted men

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 ...

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Exonerees ask Md. for compensation law, jailhouse witness reform

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 ...

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Advocates, legislators hope exoneree cases spur compensation plan

A stalemate between Maryland’s Board of Public Works and five exonerated men seeking compensation for their years in prison — a stalemate that became increasingly public over the summer — ended with the board awarding the men millions of dollars, which ...

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