Former MD Gov. And Two Former Attorneys General Call For Death Penalty Repeal

Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes (D) and state Attorneys General J. Joseph Curran (D) and Stephen Sachs (D) have joined a group of legal scholars calling for Maryland’s death penalty to be repealed. According to the Baltimore Sun, the three were among more than three dozen legal professionals who sent a letter and report to Maryland’s General Assembly calling on them to end the practice. The group’s report also cited a study which claims death sentences cost the state as much as three times more than a non-death sentence.

Zachary Bernstein