Take the Politics Out of Parole

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For more than two decades, Marylanders given parole-eligible life sentences have been systematically denied a meaningful opportunity for parole, regardless of whether they have earned it. Calvin McNeill is one person among many who have proven that they deserve freedom but were denied a second chance by Maryland's broken parole system.

Nearly 2,100 Marylanders are serving parole-eligible life sentences. Our state is one of only three in the country where the governor must personally approve parole for people serving parole-eligible life sentences, even after rigorous vetting by the entire Parole Commission. This wrongly politicizes the parole system.

Take action to support HB 3 / SB 202 to take the politics out of parole in Maryland.

Please take action now.

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Maryland State Delegates and Senators

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Dear Maryland Delegates and Senators,

It's time to take the politics out of parole in Maryland. I ask that you support House Bill 3 / Senate Bill 202.

Maryland's parole system is broken for the nearly 2,100 people who are serving parole-eligible life sentences. It is wrong when people who have done everything asked of them, and who have been rehabilitated in the eyes of the Parole Commission, are likely to die in prison, often after serving many more decades than anyone expected.

The problem is that Maryland's system is one of only three in the country where the governor must personally approve parole for people serving parole-eligible life sentences, a process that has become highly politicized.

Due to this broken system, Maryland pays nearly $70 million per year to lock up people serving parole-eligible life sentences. Many of them have been recommended for parole several times by the Maryland Parole Commission.

Take the politics out of parole. Vote YES on HB 3 / SB 202.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]

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