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Tag Archives: Eighth Amendment

Judge dismisses civil rights claims in Hagerstown inmate’s death

A federal judge this week dismissed – at least for now — civil rights claims brought against state prison personnel by the family of a prisoner beaten to death by his cellmate in a western Maryland penitentiary. Benjamin Hall’s family ...

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Md. victims’ group backs high-court review of sniper’s resentencing

Saying murder victims' loved ones have a right to finality, a Maryland victims’ rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the pending resentencing of a man serving a life-without-parole sentence for committing sniper-style slayings in the Washington area in 2002, when he was a teenager.

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Hogan issues order on ‘meaningful opportunity’ for juvenile lifers’ release

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Friday stating he will give juvenile offenders serving life sentences a “meaningful opportunity for release” based on their demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation while in prison – standards set by the ...

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Md. high court weighs constitutionality of juvenile life sentences

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Court of Appeals should set parole-reviewing standards to ensure that people sentenced as juveniles to life in prison have a “meaningful opportunity” for release based on their maturity and rehabilitation behind bars as required by the ...

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Md. high court will hear state’s juvenile-sentencing appeal

Maryland’s top court will consider whether a man sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the brutal slayings of three people and the attempted murder of two others while a juvenile was improperly granted a motion ...

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