Former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, the oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, denounced the possible parole of the man convicted of killing his father in California in 1968.
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August 30, 2021 Comments Off on RFK’s oldest son condemns possible parole of Sirhan Sirhan
July 7, 2021 Comments Off on Attempted killer appeals plea deal, cites ‘misadvice’ on Maryland governor’s role
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.Read More »
April 12, 2021 Comments Off on Md. General Assembly strips governor of parole decisions
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 ...Read More »
January 14, 2020 Comments Off on Senate bill would increase time before lifers are eligible for parole
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 ...Read More »
November 22, 2019 Comments Off on Hogan issues first paroles for juvenile lifers in 24 years
ANNAPOLIS –– For the first time in 24 years, individuals sentenced to life in a correctional facility for crimes they committed before turning 18 are being paroled by a Maryland governor. This shift in policy for juvenile lifers by Republican ...Read More »
August 12, 2019 Comments Off on Md. high court draws parole eligibility line at resentencing
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 ...Read More »
February 26, 2019 Comments Off on Delegates weigh bill extending lifers’ parole eligibility
ANNAPOLIS – A criminal sentenced to life in prison in Maryland would have to serve at least 25 years before becoming eligible for parole – more than a decade longer than the current 11-and-a-half-year minimum – under legislation that came ...Read More »
June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Md. juvenile lifers ask for ruling, injunction on parole system challenge
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.Read More »
May 1, 2018 Comments Off on Plaintiffs in juvenile lifers case ask federal judge to lift stay
The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland’s system of parole as it applies to juvenile lifers say they have not been able to reach a settlement agreement with the state and have asked a judge to lift the stay on ...Read More »
February 15, 2018 Comments Off on 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 ...Read More »
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