Opportunity for parole should be based on two factors: meeting terms of punishment and rehabilitation,” says Professor Margaret Martin Barry, director of American University Washington College of Law's Re-Entry Clinic (REC). Professor Barry’s op-ed piece in Maryland Matters advocates in favor of proposed changes to the Maryland Rules that would provide a basis for courts to revise long prison sentences imposed on individuals for crimes committed when they were under 25 years of age if they have served a considerable portion of their sentence and demonstrated that they have been rehabilitated.

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