Justice

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

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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Curran (D) and Stephen Sachs (D) have joined a group of legal scholars calling for Maryland’s death penalty to be repealed.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