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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel (access required)

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 (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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Juvenile justice, parole reform needed, analyst tells Senate panel (access required)

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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