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Maryland high court defers to legislature, rejects rule to reduce youthful offenders’ sentences (access required)

Maryland’s top court rejected a proposal to give circuit court judges discretion to reduce the life sentences of convicts who committed their crimes before age 25 and who have served at least 24 years in prison.

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Maryland high court rejects rule to reduce young adult offenders’ sentences (access required)

Maryland’s top court on Monday returned to the state judiciary’s rules committee a proposal to give circuit court judges discretion to reduce the life sentences of convicts who committed their crimes before reaching age 25 and who have served at ...

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GBC: Lower job barriers for citizens with criminal records (access required)

Baltimore-area business, civic and nonprofit leaders, in a new report, are advocating for the removal of barriers to jobseekers with criminal records, something second-chance advocates say is part of a surprising shift in attitudes in recent years. The Coalition for ...

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