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Bill to provide tool to vacate GTTF-related convictions passes House

Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince George’s, plans to propose legislation to address what he called Maryland’s ‘self-inflicted’ problem of not having enough psychiatric beds for inmates, which began decades ago when states closed public psychiatric hospitals with plans to shift resources and patients to private facilities. (File photo)

Legislation that would allow prosecutors to seek to vacate convictions they no longer have faith in passed the House of Delegates Thursday after being amended in committee to limit its scope. House Bill 874 was designed in part to address ...

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Human trafficking survivors, advocates seek expansion of vacatur law

Sen. Susan Lee, D-Montgomery and sponsor of the measure, says the prohibition on prosecuting a person for sexual crimes committed against a spouse stems from a time when spouses were believed to be the equivalent of property. (File photo)

Human trafficking survivors and advocates say the law allowing survivors to have their prostitution convictions vacated must be expanded to include other crimes to close a gap in the justice system. Senate Bill 691 would add misdemeanors such as drug ...

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