MARYLAND COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

John F. McAuliffe, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Judith R. Catterton, Esq.; Walter E. Chase, Sr.; LaMonte E. Cooke; Marna McLendon, Esq.; Roberta R. Roper; Charles F. Wellford, Ph.D.

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Joseph H. H. Kaplan; Alexander Wright, Jr.

Appointed by Senate President: Jennie M. Forehand; Delores G. Kelley; Christopher J. McCabe.

Appointed by House Speaker: Kenneth C. Montague, Jr.; Anthony J. O'Donnell; Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.

Ex officio: Howard S. Chasanow, designee of Chief Judge, Court of Appeals; J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General; Stuart O. Simms, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Stephen E. Harris, Esq., Public Defender.

Claire C. Souryal, Ph.D., Research Director

c/o Criminology & Criminal Justice Dept.
LaFrak Hall, Room 2220, University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742 - 8235
(301) 403-4178; fax: (301) 403-4164
web: http://www.gov.state.md.us/sentencing/

The Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy was created in 1996 (Chapter 563, Acts of 1996). The Commission evaluated Maryland sentencing and correctional laws with regard to sentencing guidelines, parole, mandatory supervision, and correctional options. To help determine what resources would be required to implement its recommendations, the Commission developed a simulation model of the correctional population.

The Commission submitted its final report in December 1998. Authorization for the Commission ended July 1, 1999 (Chapter 382, Acts of 1998; Code 1957, Art. 41, sec. 18-312). At that time it was succeeded by the State Commission on Criminal Sentencing (Chapter 648, Acts of 1999).

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