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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel

House Judiciary Committee Vice Chair Vanessa E. Atterbeary says that George Floyd’s slaying accelerated Maryland’s move toward law enforcement reform but did not initiate it. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Spurred by the video-recorded slaying of an unarmed Black man and a global pandemic, a reform-minded 2021 General Assembly passed legislation on police and parole but fell short in efforts to provide low income tenants a right to counsel in ...

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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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Juvenile justice, parole reform needed, analyst tells Senate panel

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ANNAPOLIS — Juvenile justice and parole reform are needed to cure a Maryland prison system in which inmates are serving overly long sentences for crimes they committed as young adults, a justice policy analyst told a Senate panel Thursday. Marc ...

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