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Md. lawmakers override Hogan’s veto, ban juvenile life without parole

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The Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto Saturday and enacted legislation prohibiting juveniles from being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Legislative supporters of the override called the prohibition an affirmation of the principle ...

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Md. Senate passes bill stripping governor of parole decision

“One elected official is accountable to the voters for the parole of offenders who committed heinous murders and attempted murders. An appointed group such as the Parole Commission is less accountable for its exercise of such authority than the governor," Gov. Larry Hogan's office said in opposing legislation to remove the probation authority from the governor. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland Senate on Monday approved legislation to strip the state’s governors of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. With the Democratic-led Senate’s largely party line 31-16 vote, the bill ...

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Md. Senate panel hears bill to strip governor of parole decision

Federal law already provides a health-care privacy right, Sen. Delores Kelley says, but ‘if we…don’t help people to exercise it, we are not doing much.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Maryland governors would be stripped of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after having served at least 17 years in prison under legislation being considered by the Senate Judicial Proceedings ...

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House panel hears bill to strip governor of parole decision

Del. Luke Clippinger, D-Baltimore city and chair of the House panel, asked whether spousal privilege would nevertheless still apply -- and protect newlywed criminal defendants -- if the crime committed before marriage was part of a continuing course of illegal conduct that continued after the wedding. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland governors would be stripped of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole who have served 20 years in prison under legislation being considered by the House Judiciary Committee. ...

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Senate bill would increase time before lifers are eligible for parole

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ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s chief local prosecutors pressed a Senate committee Tuesday to correct what they called a quirk in the state’s sentencing law that enables life-sentenced first-degree murderers or rapists to become eligible for parole after spending less time in ...

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

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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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Federal judge orders settlement conference in juvenile-lifers case

Litigation over the constitutionality of Maryland’s treatment of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison was referred to a federal magistrate judge for a settlement conference last week but the parties will still proceed with a months-long discovery process. U.S. District ...

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Different decade, same sentence for double-murder convict

Jaron Tyree Grade, who became a symbol of justice delayed when Maryland’s top court overturned his double-murder conviction and life sentence five-and-a-half years after hearing arguments, was resentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being convicted again of the September 2003 slayings at his retrial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

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