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Letter in Support of Maryland Bill to Remove Governor from Parole Process

March 03, 2020
In a letter of support submitted to Maryland legislators, The Sentencing Project's Director of Advocacy Nicole Porter highlighted the importance of House Bill 1219/Senate Bill 817 which eliminates the governor’s approval requirement for parole recommendations of life-sentenced prisoners by the Maryland Parole Commission who have served 20 years in prison.

In a letter of support submitted to Maryland legislators, The Sentencing Project’s Director of Advocacy Nicole Porter highlighted the importance of House
Bill 1219/Senate Bill 817 which eliminates the governor’s approval requirement for parole recommendations of life-sentenced prisoners by the Maryland Parole Commission who have served 20 years in prison. She urges members of the House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to pass House Bill 1219/Senate Bill 817.

To read her full letter, download the PDF below.

 
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