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Lawmakers will consider tenants’ right to counsel, juvenile justice reform

Maryland lawmakers will consider legislation that gives tenants a statutory right to counsel at eviction hearings. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A pandemic-fueled economic freefall and nationwide protests calling for criminal justice reform have spurred Maryland legislators to examine ways to enhance legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and to protect the rights of imprisoned or criminally charged youngsters this ...

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Chief Judge Barbera issues order protecting juvenile jail population


In an effort to protect the state’s juvenile jail population from the COVID-19 virus, Maryland’s top jurist told the state’s judges Monday to release those youngsters in detention or commitment whose release would not pose a danger to themselves or others and who have a home or other facility to go to serve their sentence, among other factors.

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Md. court: ‘Individualized’ sentencing not needed for juvenile lifers with parole

Maryland Court of Appeals (File Photo)

Maryland judges can sentence juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison with the chance for parole without first considering the killer’s youth and related circumstances, the state’s second-highest court has ruled. Such individualized considerations are required only before a ...

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