Judge frees Maryland's longest serving female prisoner
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore circuit judge has granted the release of Maryland's longest serving female prison inmate, a woman who spent more than four decades behind bars after she contracted the coronavirus.
The Baltimore Sun reports 61-year-old Eraina Pretty was resentenced to time served on Monday in response to a request from a unit in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office that works to free older prisoners at risk of contracting the virus and who pose no threat to public safety.
Pretty was serving a 60-year sentence after pleading guilty to a murder charge in 1978.
She was 18 at the time.