The order requires accelerated consideration of parole for inmates over age 60 with records of good behavior
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order to expedite the release of hundreds of inmates scheduled to be let out in next four months.
The order signed Saturday also requires the Department of Corrections to accelerate consideration of parole for inmates over age 60 with records of good behavior. About 700 inmates scheduled for release in the next four months could see their return to society expedited.
The accelerated parole provision would cover about 100 inmates. More than 18,000 inmates are incarcerated in state prisons. Hogan has expressed concern about the spread of coronavirus in prisons.