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Exoneree compensation bill fails to pass as Republicans object

Walter Lomax

The General Assembly failed to pass legislation that would streamline the process for the wrongfully convicted to receive compensation and other benefits, frustrating advocates who hoped that years of work would finally pay off. The bill, named after exoneree Walter ...

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Issue of exoneree compensation returns to General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — A push to reform and streamline the way Maryland compensates the wrongly convicted was heard in two General Assembly committees Wednesday. Senate Bill 797 and House Bill 985 propose requiring the Maryland Board of Public Works to pay individuals ...

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Advocates, exonerees ask for safeguards on use of jailhouse witnesses

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates battling wrongful convictions asked legislators Tuesday to increase transparency around the use of so-called jailhouse witnesses by requiring the disclosure of information to the defendant and a statewide database that tracks when witnesses testify as part of ...

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$15M verdict returns to 4th Circuit, could be reargued

A federal appeals court won’t adopt briefs and arguments already made in Baltimore’s appeal of a $15 million wrongful conviction verdict, issuing an order Tuesday and rejecting the city’s request to expedite matters. A three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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