No Death Row In MD, But Multiple Inmates Still With Death Senten - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

No Death Row In MD, But Multiple Inmates Still With Death Sentences

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's been about a year since the death penalty was outlawed in Maryland.

But what happens to the men who were death row?

In an email, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office tells 47 ABC that there currently isn't a death row since capital punishment was abolished. Those inmates are reportedly no longer housed separately.

But,  the office says that "the death row inmates could face capital punishment should a future governor and legislature re-instate it and their sentences weren't commuted to life without parole by a governor."

The inmates' current sentences have not been reduced.

This week, 60-year-old John Booth-El, one of a handful of inmates previously sentenced to death, died, apparently of natural causes.

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