Tag Archives: parole

Senate bill would increase time before lifers are eligible for parole

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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


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

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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


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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Does Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians show collusion?

Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Welcome to Monday, the 76th anniversary of the end of Joe DiMaggio‘s record hitting streak after 56 games. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Is the president’s son’s meeting evidence of collusion? — Anti-abortion bill ...

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