Keep Sentencing Record?

Letters to the editor

November 10, 1991

Editor's note: Delegate Richard C. Matthews, R-Carroll, said he willreintroduce legislation to keep a public record of sentences imposedby each Appeals, Circuit and District Court judge for serious and violent crimes. His proposal requires the Administrative Office of the Courts to compile and maintain a register (available to the public) that contains a record of sentences: for the Court of Appeals, votes on death penalty cases; for Circuit Court, the sentence imposed for crimes of violence in non-jury trials; for District Court, the sentenceimposed for drunken driving offenses. We have been asking readers ifthey agree with the proposal and why, whether more types of crimes should be included in the bill, and what their thoughts are on sentencing. Here is another reply we received:

From: B. Caperton


Yes, I think a record should be kept and published.

I also think it should be published just how much of their sentence is served before they are paroled.

I don't believe parole should be allowed for violent crimes. Full terms should be served. So whatif the jails are overcrowded?



From: Sandra Crouse


Taneytown Rec Council

The Taneytown Recreation Council wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to thosesupporting the 14th annual Taneytown Halloween Parade and Judging events.

The successful event was due to supporters of our community.We wish to recognize those participating in the evening program: theFSK Eagle Marching Band, Taneytown Lions and Kiwanis clubs, Sharron Brewbaker, Taneytown council, town manager and Police Department, Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co. and area Fire Police, Fire Co. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary of Hesson Snider Unit 120, Bert Quillin, Baugher's Orchard and Grace United Church of Christ.

Supporters of the prize fund included: Taneytown Bank and Trust Co., Crouse Ford, Pipe Creek Bow Hunters, Taneytown Auto Parts, Don's Trailers, Dr. William Linthicum, Senior Citizens of Taneytown, Dr. Matthew Dow, Dr. Gregario Marfori, Mr. and Mrs. Singleton Remsburg, Shantz Realty, Marvin Flickinger, Mason Dixon Auto Parts, Sheetz 132, Evapco, No Anchovies, Skiles Funeral Home, Pat's Beauty Nook, Taneytown Senior Center and Taneytown Pharmacy and Medical Supply.

Open to the public, Recreation Council meetings are held the first Monday of each month at Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St. at 7 p.m.

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