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Board of Public Works renews push to keep juvenile placements in state (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot Wednesday called on the state Department of Juvenile Services to find a way to transition more than three dozen juveniles in out-of-state facilities back to Maryland. The Board of Public Works Wednesday approved 39 contracts ...

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Md. officials debate new rules for juvenile strip searches (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Department of Juvenile Services’ recommendations governing teenage detainees came under criticism Thursday as advocates and some lawmakers asked for a better definition of what types of contraband could trigger a strip search. Discussion of the department’s 14 recommendations dominated a ...

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Supreme Court debates life sentences for young murderers (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court began what may become a multi-stage debate over the reach of its 2012 decision banning automatic life-without-parole sentences for juvenile murderers. Hearing arguments from a Louisiana man still in prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy in ...

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Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of teen

McLEAN, Va. — Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him. Police and prosecutors faced a wave of criticism following news media reports that they ...

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Mich. Senate OKs youth sentencing rules in wake of Supreme Court decision

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Thursday to create new sentencing rules for young killers, 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The legislation sent to the House on 36-0 votes ...

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Top court: No mandatory life without parole for minors

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the ...

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