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Maryland high court defers to legislature, rejects rule to reduce youthful offenders’ sentences

Maryland’s top court rejected a proposal to give circuit court judges discretion to reduce the life sentences of convicts who committed their crimes before age 25 and who have served at least 24 years in prison.

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Maryland high court rejects rule to reduce young adult offenders’ sentences

Maryland’s top court on Monday returned to the state judiciary’s rules committee a proposal to give circuit court judges discretion to reduce the life sentences of convicts who committed their crimes before reaching age 25 and who have served at ...

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Bill to strip Md. governor of final parole decision gets House hearing

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland governors must be stripped of the final say in parole decisions for life-sentenced inmates because the perceived political consequences of releasing a convicted killer has and will continue to make denial of release virtually certain in all ...

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