State Roundup: Hogan asks Congress for $500B to help governors facing huge budget shortfalls
by Cynthia Prairie | April 13, 2020 | State Roundup | 0 |
As head of National Governors Association, Hogan seeks $500B from CongressRead More
Despite protests, $600 million contract for inmate health care approved
by Len Lazarick | May 3, 2012 | Governor, News | 4 |
Despite a strong protest, the Board of Public Works unanimously awarded a $598 million contract to provide health services to 26,000 prison inmates over the next five years to Wexford Health Sources of Pittsburgh. As prison officials advised, it rejected the bid by Corizon Inc. of St. Louis, which has been providing two-thirds of the services to the prisoners for the last seven years.Read More
House approves suspension of child support payments for inmates
by Len Lazarick | March 22, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 7 |
The House of Delegates narrowly passed a bill on Wednesday that would exclude individuals from making child support payments while serving a prison sentence.
Under the legislation, child support payments would be suspended for anyone incarcerated for more than 18 consecutive months and continuing 60 days after their release to avoid the accrual of an unmanageable lump sum.Read More
House approves parole for inmates with life sentences after 90 days of inaction by governor
by Len Lazarick | March 8, 2011 | News | 1 |
By a slim margin, a bill that limits the governor’s time to take action on parole recommendations for inmates serving life sentences passed the House of Delegates with a 74 to 66 vote Tuesday morning. Gov. Martin O’Malley has not acted on 50 recommendations for paroling prisoners with life sentences.Read More
Flag Day: Banners are symbol of liberty their seamstresses hope to regain
From the State House to the courthouse, the Stars-and-Stripes flying this Flag Day morning and throughout the year may be a symbol of “liberty and justice for all.” But the women who sewed them lost their liberty a good while ago in Maryland’s justice system.
The flags flown by government agencies in Maryland are hand-stitched by the inmates of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, women who expect their work will bring them closer to freedom .Read More
Rural lawmakers fight bill to count inmates at home instead of jail
Urban and rural delegates locked horns Saturday afternoon over where inmates should be counted by the U.S. Census — at their former homes or in prison.
The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit the state from counting prisoners as residents of the county where they are in jail, unless those prisoners resided in that county before they were put away. The information would be used in the redrawing of legislative districts in the state following this year’s Census count.Read More
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