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In Maryland, the older a prisoner gets, the less likely he or she will be paroled, report finds

May 23, 2023

John Ristick was sentenced as a teenager in Baltimore County in 1985 to life in prison plus 20 years on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery for stabbing a man to death. He went up for parole several times, only to be repeatedly denied release. Ristick said he believes people should pay a price for committing crimes. But in Maryland, he said he feels the system is designed to deny people with life sentences parole even if they’ve served decades in prison.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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