| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:35 AM
As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Adrena Rice, 25, could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for "frequently"...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A third corrections officer pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations that she was part of a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling operation at the Baltimore jail.
Kimberly Dennis, 26, entered her plea in a brief hearing in federal court in Baltimore....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Suddenly and inexplicably one August night in 2011, the steel door of Steven Gabriel's jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center was unlocked and opened, according to documents he filed in state and federal court. Someone with a "flip-out pocket...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Part of Baltimore's Vacants to Value program, aimed at reducing vacant houses and blight across the city, calls for aggressive and streamlined enforcement of the housing code. That means heavy fines to owners who don't take care of their vacant houses....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Maryland corrections officials faced questions from state lawmakers Thursday over whether they are acting swiftly enough to investigate potential corruption among employees.
A legislative panel on prison corruption met for the first time in the...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
In the shadow of the McCulloh Homes, Shirley Bush watched as a crowd of worshipers poured out of cars and buses and gathered in front of Sharp St. Memorial United Methodist Church to pray in defiance of the week's violence, and remembered her own son...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday.
Matthews, who is on...
| 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.
| 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...