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  • The big question about Baltimore's jail scandal

    The big question about Baltimore's jail scandal
    Points to Del. Dereck Davis for the question of the day at the General Assembly's hearing on the pervasive corruption at the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center. Corrections secretary Gary Maynard had just made an extensive presentation about the...
  • Gansler calls for independent probe of jail scandal

    Gansler calls for independent probe of jail scandal
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called Monday for an independent investigation into the scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, saying the public needs to know which government employees allowed corruption to flourish. "Public...
  • After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

    After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers
    The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before. When...
  • O'Malley forms city task force to look into jail corruption

    O'Malley forms city task force to look into jail corruption
    A month after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced a new task force charged with pushing the inquisition further. O'Malley said in a statement "there is...
  • Prison gang leader pleads guilty after promising to defy government

    Prison gang leader pleads guilty after promising to defy government
    A co-founder of the Dead Man Incorporated prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in the group's murder-for-hire and drug-dealing conspiracy — ensuring that the former Baltimorean serves a life sentence even as he promised followers in...
  • As city jail remains off-limits to reporters, Baltimore County opens its doors

    As city jail remains off-limits to reporters, Baltimore County opens its doors
    Inside an aged housing unit at the Baltimore County Detention Center one recent afternoon, a group of medium-security inmates — old and young, black and white — mingled in a common area, chatting and eating lunch off thick plastic trays. A...
  • Baltimore Detention Center security chief fighting dismissal

    Baltimore Detention Center security chief fighting dismissal
    The former security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center is fighting her dismissal, her lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that she was used as a scapegoat in the wake of a federal corruption indictment that targeted corrections officers and inmates....
  • Armed drones could solve our gang problem

    Armed drones could solve our gang problem
    From following the news lately, it seems that we have two problems that might actually lead to a solution. You've been devoting a lot of ink to the Black Guerrilla Family gang problem at the Baltimore City Detention Center ("Reach of BGF gang extends...
  • Corrections officials investigating Facebook, Instagram pictures

    Corrections officials investigating Facebook, Instagram pictures
    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...
  • LGBT inmates report sexual victimization at much higher percentages

    LGBT inmates report sexual victimization at much higher percentages
    Amid the unfolding jail scandal in Baltimore right now, there are two things relevant to the gay community that I want to bring up. I'm not sure if there are any connections between the two, or if one affects the other. But viewed together, they do...
  • Head of investigations at corrections department retires

    Head of investigations at corrections department retires
    Jesse Ballard III, the head of internal investigations at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will retire in June to take a federal job, the state agency said Friday. The move comes as the department continues to handle the fallout...
  • Alleged BGF leader Tavon White will be moved to U.S. custody

    Alleged BGF leader Tavon White will be moved to U.S. custody
    Tavon White, the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore City Detention Center, will await trial in federal custody out of state, his attorney said Friday. A federal judge ordered him moved from state custody Friday after a hearing...