State Roundup, June 27, 2016

STATE WORKERS FLOOD HOTLINE: Corrections officers, hospital staff and other Maryland public employees have flooded a state hotline with calls since the government admitted it has shortchanged many workers for overtime, night shifts and special assignments that involve extra pay, writes Josh Hicks for the Post.

JUVIE SENTENCE CHANGES: Maryland inmates who are serving parole-eligible life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles may now be considered for minimum-security and pre-release facilities under a new state policy — which means they could be allowed to participate in work-release programs in the community, reports Alison Knezevich for the Sun. Public Safety Secretary Stephen T. Moyer this month reversed rules that for two decades barred any Maryland lifer from being placed in a facility that is below medium-security.