| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Maryland corrections officials faced questions from state lawmakers Thursday over whether they are acting swiftly enough to investigate potential corruption among employees.
A legislative panel on prison corruption met for the first time in the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Maryland's Fair Share Act is to fair what Liberace is to understated.
The 2009 law mandating that all state employees pay union dues regardless of whether they belong to the union is, however, a huge boon to the bottom line of the American Federation of...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Corrections officials are investigating whether an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been using a contraband cellphone to post photos and updates on Facebook and Instagram online accounts.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:48 AM
It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual.
The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not ...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
The head of security at the Baltimore jail failed a polygraph test administered after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption on her watch, corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard told lawmakers at a hearing in Annapolis.
Shavella Miles is...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:53 PM
One of the corrections officers accused this week of helping Black Guerrilla Family members smuggle drugs into a Baltimore jail was flagged seven years ago for alleged gang ties.
A state investigator raised concerns in 2006 that Antonia Allison might...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:57 PM
As the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal prosecutors say, Tavon White could get access to pretty much whatever he wanted: drugs, phones, money and sex.
He is now being held under more...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:22 PM
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard ordered polygraph tests Friday of top administrators and "integrity reviews" of every employee at the Baltimore City Detention Center in an effort to root out corruption at the jail.
Maynard has moved his...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
"Ernie was one hell of a trade...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:52 PM
State officials said Tuesday they removed the security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center in the wake of a federal indictment that alleged an extensive smuggling scheme involving gang members and officers at the facility.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A Baltimore County worker employed with the Property Management Division died after emergency personnel responded to a former golf course in Kingsville where he was working Monday, but officials released few details about the death.