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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

Judge frees Maryland's longest serving female prisoner

Photo credit: Aging People in Prison- Human Rights Campaign

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.