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  • Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case

    Second corrections officer pleads guilty in jail smuggling case
    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. A corrections...
  • After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department

    After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department
    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...
  • Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

    Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal
    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"...
  • Third corrections officer pleads not guilty in gang case

    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....
  • City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say

    City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say
    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...
  • Who will claim $10,000 in savings bonds?

    Who will claim $10,000 in savings bonds?
    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....
  • Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review

    Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review
    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...
  • Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore

    Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore
    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,...
  • Churchgoers tour city praying against violence

    Churchgoers tour city praying against violence
    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...
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    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...
  • 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...