Maryland Code, Correctional Services § 7-305

Each hearing examiner and commissioner determining whether an inmate is suitable for parole, and the Commission before entering into a predetermined parole release agreement, shall consider:

(1) the circumstances surrounding the crime;

(2) the physical, mental, and moral qualifications of the inmate;

(3) the progress of the inmate during confinement, including the academic progress of the inmate in the mandatory education program required under § 22-102 of the Education Article ;

(4) a report on a drug or alcohol evaluation that has been conducted on the inmate, including any recommendations concerning the inmate's amenability for treatment and the availability of an appropriate treatment program;

(5) whether there is reasonable probability that the inmate, if released on parole, will remain at liberty without violating the law;

(6) whether release of the inmate on parole is compatible with the welfare of society;

(7) an updated victim impact statement or recommendation prepared under § 7-801 of this title;

(8) any recommendation made by the sentencing judge at the time of sentencing;

(9) any information that is presented to a commissioner at a meeting with the victim;

(10) any testimony presented to the Commission by the victim or the victim's designated representative under § 7-801 of this title;  and

(11) compliance with the case plan developed under § 7-301.1 of this subtitle or § 3-601 of this article.


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