Maryland has life without parole. A jury decides the sentence. The Governor has the authority to commute
any death sentence into confinement for a length of time that the Governor
the final year of his term of office, governor Paris Glendenning
imposed a moratorium on executions, which lasted until it was lifted by
Governor Erlich in January 2003. Glendenning was also reponsible for
the states second pardon, when clemency was granted to Eugene
Colvin-el. Maryland has only executed three inmates since reinstatement
in 1994, and none since Steven Oken in June 2004.