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  • W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations

    W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations
    The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks. The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • Will city jail scandal come back to haunt O'Malley in 2016? [Letter]

    Will city jail scandal come back to haunt O'Malley in 2016? [Letter]
    The sudden resignation of Gary D. Maynard as secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has huge implications both immediate as well as a few years down the road ("State public safety and corrections secretary stepping...
  • Christie vs. O'Malley on taking responsibility

    Christie vs. O'Malley on taking responsibility
    Yesterday New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie fired his deputy chief of staff for her role in “bridgegate,” a political scandal in the Garden State involving state officials closing lanes on the busy George Washington...
  • First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case

    First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case
    A federal judge ordered a former corrections officer behind bars for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore jail at the behest of the Black Guerrilla Family — the first sentence in a case that revealed the gang's takeover of the facility. U.S. District...
  • Feds: Female corrections officers often seduced gang members at jail

    Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility. Prosecutors made...
  • Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case

    Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case
    In one part of her notebook, Taryn Kirkland kept a ledger tracking money sent to Black Guerrilla Family gang boss Steven Loney. But elsewhere she left more intimate scribblings: "I ♥ Stevie" she wrote. And on a later page: "I ♥ Steven."...
  • Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case

    Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case
    Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that...
  • Police officials before council after violent start to 2014

    Police officials before council after violent start to 2014
    Amid a bloody start to the New Year following a violent 2013, City Council members asked police leaders at a hearing Tuesday whether they've changed something for the worse. "Baltimore has come too far to let the violence of years past return," said...
  • Jail romantics get a prison honeymoon [Letter]

    Jail romantics get a prison honeymoon [Letter]
    A corrections officer and a gang leader are headed back to the playland where their convoluted romance began ("Couple are sentenced in city jail scandal," Jan. 15). Taryn Kirkland, a corrections officer, had a tryst with Steven Loney, a Black Guerrilla...
  • Baltimore man who claims to have inspired 'The Wire' was fired from Safe Streets, faces federal charges

    Baltimore man who claims to have inspired 'The Wire' was fired from Safe Streets, faces federal charges
    The Baltimore man who claims to have inspired HBO's "The Wire" and was arrested on federal drug and gun charges last month had been a mediator for a program aimed at stamping out violence on the city's streets until recently. Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale...
  • Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan

    Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan
    As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country. Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...