Proposed Law In MD To Take Governor Parole Check Away

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A proposed bill in Maryland legislature could take Governor Hogan’s parole oversight away. Currently, Hogan has three options when the Parole Commission recommends a parole for a life sentence: disapprove and deny parole, approve and grant parole, or take no action and allow the recommendation after 180 days. This new legislation would take that power away from Hogan. Lower Eastern Shore Delegate Mary Beth Carozza said that this new law would take an important check away. She said that Hogan, unlike former Governor Martin O’Malley, has used this check well.