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  • 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...
  • Corruption at city jail is a symptom of America's moral collapse

    Corruption at city jail is a symptom of America's moral collapse
    Apparently Tavon White, the leader of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center, has been running the prison for some time ("Corruption alleged at jail," April 24). To connect the dots between violent crime, simply...
  • 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...
  • In federal prison, ol' Bulldog faces sensual shock

    In federal prison, ol' Bulldog faces sensual shock
    If the federal prison that gets Tavon White is anything like the last one I visited, even a charmer such as Bulldog will have a tough time recreating the life of the libertine he had at the Baltimore City Detention Center. White, a reputed leader of...
  • Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs

    Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs
    Let me start with this: If not for the absurd war on drugs — by far, the nation's longest war — we would not have had so many killings on the streets of Baltimore over the years. The United States leads the world in incarceration. Without the...
  • FBI document shows start of corrections corruption probe

    FBI document shows start of corrections corruption probe
    Federal and state law enforcement agencies have been working since 2011 to take on corruption in prisons — their efforts recently resulted in the indictment of more than two dozen in an alleged smuggling scheme — and a document the FBI...