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  • In Watch Center, an urgent search for man in danger

    In Watch Center, an urgent search for man in danger
    On a recent Friday night in the Baltimore Police Department's high-tech Watch Center, an urgent but vague tip came in — a murder witness was in danger. The tipster had overheard a conversation but knew only the nickname of the witness and had a...
  • Tavon White, alleged jailhouse gang leader, pleads not guilty

    Tavon White, alleged jailhouse gang leader, pleads not guilty
    Tavon White, the accused Baltimore jailhouse leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he oversaw a corruption scheme that employed corrections officers to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband...
  • O'Malley sees success in jail indictments, but critics take aim

    O'Malley sees success in jail indictments, but critics take aim
    As critics of Martin O'Malley sensed a new political vulnerability, the governor insisted Tuesday that last week's indictment of inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center was "a positive achievement" in Maryland's fight...
  • O'Malley calls jail indictments 'a positive development'

    O'Malley calls jail indictments 'a positive development'
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday called last week's indictments of 25 inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center "a very positive development" in the state's fight to dismantle violent gangs in state prisons. A day after...
  • Inmates ask officers for contraband, retirees say

    Inmates ask officers for contraband, retirees say
    The inmates' requests often start small, former corrections officers say: a ballpoint pen, for example, or a sandwich from beyond the prison walls. "You may think it's insignificant," said former Cpl. Sheila Hill, who retired last year from the Patuxent...
  • O'Malley can't spin his way out of the jail corruption scandal

    O'Malley can't spin his way out of the jail corruption scandal
    Give Gov. Martin O'Malley points for chutzpah. Just back from a weeklong trip to Israel, during which he was inexplicably unable to comment on the goings-on back home, he gave his first response today to the federal indictments unsealed a week before...
  • State approves settlement to ex-inmate amid corrections scrutiny

    State approves settlement to ex-inmate amid corrections scrutiny
    With the state corrections system already under scrutiny, the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved a $40,000 settlement with a former inmate of the Baltimore jail who claimed he was assaulted by gang members for not assisting with a drug...
  • Rawlings-Blake wants answers from O'Malley over city jail scandal

    Rawlings-Blake wants answers from O'Malley over city jail scandal
    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...
  • BGF jail corruption alleged months before indictment

    BGF jail corruption alleged months before indictment
    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...
  • Pre-paid cards, phones and codes are inmates' currency

    Pre-paid cards, phones and codes are inmates' currency
    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. One...
  • Assembly leaders change plans for city jail oversight

    Assembly leaders change plans for city jail oversight
    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...
  • Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

    Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards
    A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual...