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Safe Communities Act of 2024, MD House Bill 310 seeks to eliminate diminution credits

January 22nd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Maryland House Bill 310 has been introduced by the Joint Republican Caucus.  Known as the Safe Communities Act of 2024, the bill would seek to eliminate what are called diminution credits for those charged with first or second degree murder and serving sentences in Maryland prisons.  The credits can significantly trim a prisoner’s sentence and that is something House Minority Leader Jason Buckel and other bill sponsors want to keep from happening…