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Federal judge hears arguments on Md.’s life sentences for juveniles (access required)

Maryland’s parole system for juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison has “morphed” into one of executive clemency that does not comply with a series of recent Supreme Court rulings requiring such offenders be allowed a meaningful opportunity to prove ...

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Md. legislators on standby as murder sentencing scheme faces constitutional challenge (access required)

Since lawmakers repealed the death penalty in 2013, life in prison without the possibility of parole has become the most severe criminal penalty an individual can face in Maryland. Unlike the death penalty, however, life without parole has no standards ...

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