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If Society Values Redemption, Then Changes to Sentencing Rule Are Necessary

June 17, 2021

Opportunity for parole should be based on two factors: meeting terms of punishment and rehabilitation. The Court of Appeals is considering amending Maryland Rule 4-345 to provide a reasonable path to release for those who were convicted of crimes committed when they were younger than 25, when science tells us they had not reached the level of culpability that we ascribe to adult decision-making.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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