Marylanders worked too hard to get the politics out of parole for the law not to be fully honored due to a bill-drafting error. Because of this oversight, the Governor still needs to approve medical parole cases. These are cases when someone is terminally ill or so incapacitated that they pose no risk to anyone. The drafting oversight created an illogical scenario where the people who need expedited consideration the most, have delayed and politicized cases instead.
The Parole Commission needs to be the final decision maker for the parole process in all cases. Tell the Maryland General Assembly to vote “Yes” on HB 47/SB 33.
Maryland State Senators and Delegates