| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Outside auditors warned the state early this year that conditions at the Baltimore jail had deteriorated to the point that the complex had become dangerous, allowing some inmates access to chemicals in a janitorial closet while others scrawled graffiti on...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:18 PM
A Baltimore County jury convicted a man Wednesday of murder in the gang shooting that rocked Towson Town Center mall at the height of the Christmas shopping rush two years ago.
Tyrone Chester Brown Jr., 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder for...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:07 PM
UPDATE: O'Malley's spokeswoman, Raquel Guillory, said late Wednesday that the governor had a meeting with the mayor and discussed "the history of the case and the formation of the task force."
O'Malley thanked Rawlings-Blake for the city's participation...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Months before a federal indictment detailed allegations of corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the smuggling and sexual improprieties at the core of that case had already been outlined in an inmate's lawsuit.
Calvin Hemphill, in a...
| May 11, 2013
| 2:12 PM
In the black market of Maryland's prisons and jails, where the right price can secure cellphones and drugs, transactions unfold through a complex system of currency. Among the key elements: 14-digit codes, prepaid debit cards and text messages.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:51 PM
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.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
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.
| May 27, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:09 PM
General Assembly leaders say a joint committee of top legislators will hear from corrections officials about alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The briefing, to be held in June, replaces a House Judiciary Committee hearing that...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:16 AM
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.