The bill gives hundreds of people an opportunity to petition for earlier release. Maryland has banned life without the possibility of parole for people convicted
A bipartisan bill to end Virginia’s juvenile “pay to stay” practice, which requires families to pay incarceration fees to the state while their children are
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