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Cecil Daily
Legislature passes bill to expand post-conviction reliefCecil DailyANNAPOLIS — Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland's 90-day legislative session. Among them was legislation addressing the rights of criminals to petition for post-conviction ...

Delmarva Daily Times
Maryland passes bill to expand post-conviction reliefDelmarva Daily TimesMany bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland's 90-day legislative session. Among them was legislation addressing the rights of criminals to petition for post-conviction relief — a ...Lawmakers struck compromise on bill expanding post-conviction reliefMaryland Daily Recordall 2 news articles »

Idaho Statesman
A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will help others like him.Idaho StatesmanTWIN FALLS — Five years ago, two men stole a generator. One of the men hired a private attorney, and the charges against him were dropped. The other, Scott Macklin, couldn't afford to hire a lawyer and opted to use an attorney from the Twin Falls ...

Metro US
Philly rapper Meek Mill still in jail, but will get new trialMetro USJudge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek in 2017 against the suggestions of prosecutors and probation officers to two-to-four years, ruled in favor of Meek on Monday at the Post Conviction Relief Hearing and set a hearing on possibly vacating the ...From prison, Meek Mill joins CNN's Don Lemon, weighs in on Starbucks fiascoPhillyVoice.comPhilly DA's Office: Meek Mill should get a new trialPhilly.comWhy Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney visited Meek Mill in prisonTheGrioCBS Phillyall 136 news articles »

The Philadelphia Tribune
Judge drops cases of Meek Mill's arresting officerThe Philadelphia TribuneMeek Mill's lawyers are unhappy with Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley after three people were released without the need for a hearing — all of them initially put in jail by the rapper's arresting officer Reginald Graham. The Philadelphia rapper's ...Meek Mill gives statement on cases involving his arresting officer being dismissedThe FADERMeek Mill's Legal Team Call Out Judge After 3 Wrongfully Imprisoned People Walk FreeComplexMeek Mill Is Thankful Three Inmates Incarcerated by His Corrupt Arresting Officer Have Been FreedXXLMAG.COMUPROXXall 18 news articles »

MarylandReporter.com
State Roundup, April 18, 2018MarylandReporter.comUntil two years ago in Maryland, filing a petition for a writ of actual innocence or petitioning to test newly discovered DNA evidence were two ways a defendant could seek post-conviction relief — and potentially win their freedom. HOGAN TO PICK OAKS ...and more »

Former coach loses appealAltoona MirrorMuniz applies retroactively, Hollingshead's requests could be considered with submission of a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition, the judge concluded. In the meantime, the judge's decision requires Hollingshead to remain compliant with registration ...

Columbia Daily Tribune
New hearing set for Mamtek's Bruce ColeColumbia Daily TribuneFormer Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole will get another chance to persuade a judge that his sentence for stealing and securities fraud was too harsh, with a court date scheduled for two weeks before he is to be released on parole. St. Charles County Circuit ...

NOLA.com
Man who recanted testimony in 1999 murder case pleads guilty to perjuryNOLA.comShe denied Hurst's motion for post-conviction relief, and her decision was affirmed in February by Louisiana's 4th Circuit Court of Appeal. Buras previously recused herself from Varnado's case. Criminal District Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson sentenced him ...

PhillyVoice.com
No, Meek Mill isn't getting released from prison MondayPhillyVoice.comTacopina said they're still waiting to hear back from the judge about what specifically will be discussed at the hearing. The District Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. District Attorney Larry Krasner has said his ...Conviction for Philly rapper Meek Mill likely to be overturned: district attorneyPennLive.com'Just Sad': New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Visits Meek Mill at Chester PrisonNBC 10 PhiladelphiaPatriots owner Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill, pushes for his release from prisonUSA TODAYBillboard -New York Daily Newsall 112 news articles »

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