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Default Is parole difficult to get in Maryland for lifers?

Is that being changed?
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Maryland is unique in that the Governor is required to approve parole for inmates who were sentenced to life.
Years ago, a parolee committed a murder or some other violent crime. The governor at the time announced he wouldn't approve parole for any more lifers. Governors ever since have followed suit.
I've been trying to find out whose parole recommendations are sitting on the governor's desk (there are allegedly hundreds of them) but the parole commission won't release that information.
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Isn't there a list of inmates eligible for parole every month on the Maryland Parole Board website? Let me go take a look......


EDIT: I'm not finding one Ky's Parole Board has eligibility lists, so I was hoping Maryland did too. You may have to request that list through the Freedom of Information Act.
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Isn't there a list of inmates eligible for parole every month on the Maryland Parole Board website? Let me go take a look......


EDIT: I'm not finding one Ky's Parole Board has eligibility lists, so I was hoping Maryland did too. You may have to request that list through the Freedom of Information Act.
I filed a public information request with the DPSCS, which the parole commission is a part of, and was told "We cannot provide the information you requested because recommendations to the governor from the commission are protected by state law under executive privilege."
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Maryland is unique in that the Governor is required to approve parole for inmates who were sentenced to life.
Years ago, a parolee committed a murder or some other violent crime. The governor at the time announced he wouldn't approve parole for any more lifers. Governors ever since have followed suit.
I've been trying to find out whose parole recommendations are sitting on the governor's desk (there are allegedly hundreds of them) but the parole commission won't release that information.
I was just wondering, because of what I was reading of Nicholas Waggoner Browning, who is serving two life sentences, but has eligibility for parole in 2031. Articles talk about how the governor has to approve parole for lifers in the state, but I also read where the state is trying to take away the clause about a governor having to approve parole.

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