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Advocates, exonerees ask for safeguards on use of jailhouse witnesses

A bill that would limit the use of restrictive housing of Maryland inmates met resistance Tuesday from state prison officials, who said they have proposed changes to the inmate disciplinary process and are doubling their mental health staff. (Thinkstock)

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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Baltimore seeks dismissal of outstanding claim in wrongful conviction suit

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A wrongfully convicted man who already obtained a $15 million verdict against a Baltimore Police Department detective will continue litigating a claim of constitutional violations against the department after a federal appeals court dismissed an appeal of the verdict because the ...

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Family of man freed by UB Innocence Project files wrongful conviction suit

Malcolm Bryant addresses the audience at a UB School of Law symposium on wrongful convictions on Sept. 29, 2016. Professor Michele Nethercott, director of UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, is at right. (University of Baltimore School of Law)

The family of a Baltimore man exonerated by DNA evidence is suing the Baltimore Police Department for actions the family claims violated the man’s rights and led to his wrongful conviction. Malcolm Jabbar Bryant died in 2017 at the age of 42. He ...

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