Parole Recommended for Follower of Charles MansonA parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.
Life Without Parole Measure Draws Passionate DebateMaryland senators on Friday passionately debated a bill that would designate judges, rather than juries, to decide life without parole sentences.
Measure Would Take Maryland Governor Out Of Parole ProcessA 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.
ACLU: Parole Board Should Have Final Say On Inmate ReleaseGiving 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.
Maryland Second Chance Act To Get HearingA 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.
Md.: Lee Boyd Malvo Petition For Parole Should Be RejectedMaryland officials want a judge to dismiss an effort by convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to challenge his life without parole sentence.
Virginia Opposes New Sentencing For Convicted D.C. Sniper Virginia authorities are opposing an effort by convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to challenge his sentence of life without parole.
Life Plus 20 Years For Man Who Killed Teen In 2011A Prince George's County man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for his role in a 2011 robbery and murder.
3 Anne Arundel Co. Beaches ReopenedThe Anne Arundel County Health Department has lifted restrictions on swimming at three beaches after samples showed bacterial levels had returned to acceptable levels.
NC Man Gets 2 Life Sentences For Brutal Deaths Of Estranged Md. Wife, SonA 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.
Family Wants To Keep Drunk Driver Behind BarsLess 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.
Md. Correctional Reorganization AnnouncedThe Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says it's reorganizing to improve communication among its pretrial, prison and parole-and-probation units.