Md corrections reform bill passes Senate

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 06:10:46-04

The Senate voted 46-0 for the bill Thursday, sending it to the House of Delegates.

While few lawmakers say they are completely happy with it, many say the bill makes a lot of progress and takes a comprehensive approach to reducing recidivism.

The measure stirred debate earlier this week, because the bill was changed a week ago in a way that critics say reduced savings. But supporters say there's still time to make changes as the House considers the complicated 84-page bill. Supporters of the changes also say they were needed to ensure public safety, and that the bill still makes major progress.

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