Maryland Second Chance Act

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Md. House Changes Criminal Records Shield Bill

A Maryland bill that would have closed some nonviolent criminal records from public view has been reduced in scope.


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Nonviolent Criminals In Maryland May Get Second Chance

A Maryland measure that would close some nonviolent criminal misdemeanor records from public access after a three- to five-year waiting period is scheduled for hearings.