In the Keystone State more than 500 juveniles served sentences of life without parole. Today many of them have been resentenced, many to time served.
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Earl Young and Calvin McNeill went to prison determined to win parole. They have spent a combined 72 years behind bars.
Juvenile lifers have committed horrible crimes that have stolen loved ones from their families. How do we deal with their pain?
Former Gov. Parris Glendening’s “life means life” policy changes criminal sentences for hundreds of prisoners. It is a decision he calls “a mistake,” but its impact continues to this day.
Urban heat islands vividly illustrate the price humans will pay in the world’s growing climate crisis. With an abundance of concrete and little shade, they get hotter faster and stay hotter longer. And the people who live there are often sicker, poorer and less able to protect themselves.
For people with chronic health conditions, heat and humidity is more than a summer nuisance.
Poor neighborhoods in Baltimore have far less tree canopy than wealthier neighborhoods.