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Sheriff, state trooper hailed after saving exonerated man’s life (access required)

A Maryland state trooper and the sheriff of Frederick County are being hailed as heroes after they worked to save the life of an exonerated man who was in Annapolis to testify in favor of a bill to set compensation ...

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Exonerees ask Md. for compensation law, jailhouse witness reform (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A group of men who served a combined 250 years in prison for crimes they did not commit asked legislators Wednesday to support bills to standardize post-release compensation for exonerees and increase transparency about the use of jailhouse ...

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Innocence Project clients, lawyers ask for transparency on jailhouse witnesses (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Recent exonerees and Innocence Project attorneys told a Senate committee Wednesday that more transparency and scrutiny of so-called jailhouse witnesses is needed to prevent wrongful convictions. Senate Bill 769, as amended, would require a central list of in-custody ...

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Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation (access required)

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of ...

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Legislative obstacles hurt efforts to protect wrongly convicted, lawmakers say (access required)

Institutional obstacles in the Maryland General Assembly impede legislative efforts to enable the wrongly convicted to prove their innocence and, once exonerated, to be appropriately compensated for the years they lost, state legislators said Thursday.

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