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Md. lawmakers override Hogan’s veto, ban juvenile life without parole (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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