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State lawmakers passed a bill that ends life sentences without parole for juveniles.

The measure, The Juvenile Restoration Act, passed with bipartisan support.

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The bill also allows courts to reconsider sentences for juveniles who have spent a minimum of 20 years in prison and are no longer a danger to the public.

The act now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill To End Life Sentences For Juveniles  was originally published on wolbbaltimore.com

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