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Md. court calls for end to shackling juvenile defendants (access required)

Maryland’s second highest court has called for an end to the shackling of defendants in juvenile court absent a clear security concern, saying the practice ill-serves the goals of rehabilitating the children, developing their character and protecting their mental and physical health.

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New Md. task force on juvenile court postpones first meeting

A new Maryland task force that will review the best practices for handling offenses committed by juveniles has postponed its first meeting. The Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction was scheduled to meet Wednesday in Baltimore at the Governor’s Office ...

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