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  • U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday invited thousands of federal convicts to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.
  • One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

    One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case
    A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....

    Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]

    Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial highlighting attempts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland and our partner organizations to pass legislation in this year's General Assembly that would require an independent investigation of the use of...