WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) - A 2012 decision by the Maryland Supreme Court resulted in the release of nearly 200 inmates sentenced for rape and murder convictions before 1981. Since their release, a new study shows they haven't been a safety risk despite their violent past.
Now the study's authors hope it will lead to more chances for older inmates to be released from prison.
The average age of these inmates is about 65 years old. They served on average about 40 years behind bars. Now that they've been out for about five years. Advocates say they are proof that you can age out of crime. Continue reading >>>