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Consider victim families in parole decisions
Consider victim families in parole decisions

I notice that in all the discussions about taking the power of parole for offenders sentenced to life from the governor that there is no discussion of the rights of the victims and their families ("Advocates want governor out of lifer parole decisions," Jan. 20). Although I am from the suburbs (Catonsville), I have had two close family members murdered in two different jurisdictions. My father was murdered in Baltimore City in 1973, and my younger brother was murdered in Howard County in 1989. My father's alleged murderer was found not guilty, as the only witness was non-English speaking. The murderer of my brother was originally found guilty by trial and sentenced to life...

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