A bill that would give the governor six months to reject a recommendation for parole for someone who is serving a life sentence in prison is heading to the governor’s desk, and a spokesman said he will sign the bill.Read More
After a final vote on amendments Thursday evening, a bill before the House of Delegates again requires the governor to take action to keep people serving life prison sentences behind bars if they are recommended for parole.Read More
An amendment that passed by a single vote in the House of Delegates Tuesday morning takes the teeth out of a bill that gives the governor a deadline to act on a recommendation to parole an inmate serving a life sentence. The bill, already passed by both House and Senate in slightly different form, would give the governor a time limit to take action on a recommendation from the Parole Commission to parole an inmate serving a life sentence.Read More
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
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