Maryland senators on Friday passionately debated a bill that would designate judges, rather than juries, to decide life without parole sentences.
A state commission, not Maryland’s governor, should decide whether to release parole-eligible inmates who are serving life sentences, critics of the current law said Thursday.
Giving parole where parole is due. The ACLU and other organizations are calling on lawmakers to give the state parole board final say over the release of inmates.
A Maryland measure that would close some nonviolent criminal misdemeanor records from public access after a three- to five-year waiting period is scheduled for hearings.
Maryland officials want a judge to dismiss an effort by convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to challenge his life without parole sentence.
Virginia authorities are opposing an effort by convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to challenge his sentence of life without parole.
A Prince George’s County man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for his role in a 2011 robbery and murder.
The Anne Arundel County Health Department has lifted restrictions on swimming at three beaches after samples showed bacterial levels had returned to acceptable levels.
A North Carolina man has been sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life without parole for the 2011 killings of his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son in Maryland.
Less than a year after he killed a Howard County man, a drunk driver may soon walk free. Now the friends and family of the victim, 22-year-old Matthew Cheswick, are coming together to keep his killer behind bars.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says it’s reorganizing to improve communication among its pretrial, prison and parole-and-probation units.
Commuters in the Annapolis area should be enjoying shorter trips, thanks to improved traffic signal coordination along the Riva Road corridor in Parole.