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Attempted killer appeals plea deal, cites ‘misadvice’ on Maryland governor’s role (access required)

A man who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in the beating and fiery mutilation of an Eastern Shore housemate has urged a federal appeals court to rescind his plea and 40-year prison sentence.

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Md. General Assembly strips governor of parole decisions (access required)

With just hours left in its 2021 session, the Democratic-led General Assembly on Monday approved legislation to strip Maryland governors of the final say in parole decisions for inmates sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The ...

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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. high court draws parole eligibility line at resentencing (access required)

A criminal defendant’s resentencing after a successful appeal can lawfully result in the same period of incarceration, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. However, the same post-appeal prison sentence cannot be coupled with an increase in the time the defendant ...

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Md. juvenile lifers ask for ruling, injunction on parole system challenge (access required)

Individuals serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles are asking a federal judge to issue an injunction blocking the state's current parole system, which they claim is unconstitutional because it does not offer a meaningful opportunity for release.

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Bill to strip Md. governor of final parole decision gets House hearing (access required)

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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