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  • Maryland prison program saves money and lives

    Maryland prison program saves money and lives
    We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
  • Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

    Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration
    A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011. Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social...
  • Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

    Help at detention center Volunteers 21 and older who pass a background check are needed at the Jennifer Road Detention Center to work in the library, assist with pre-GED classes and the education program, facilitate self-help workshops on parenting,...
  • State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County

    State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll County
    The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County — a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths. Juvenile Services Secretary Sam...
  • Thirteen murderers released after court ruling

    Thirteen murderers released after court ruling
    Thirteen inmates convicted of murder have been released from prison — and dozens more could be freed — after Maryland's highest court ruled that jurors had been given improper instructions in the decades-old cases. The Court of Appeals...
  • Man gets prison term for eBay sale of night-vision goggles

    Man gets prison term for eBay sale of night-vision goggles
    A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore — believing him to be an overseas buyer — was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday,...
  • Replacing Waxter

    Replacing Waxter
    Youth advocates are questioning whether the Department of Juvenile Services needs to build a new 48-bed detention facility in Carroll County for girls awaiting assignment to one of the state's juvenile treatment centers. At a time when the state should be...
  • Four Harford murderers and one rapist seeking new trials

    Four men convicted of murders that occurred in Harford County and a fifth convicted of first-degree rape, all more than 30 years ago, are seeking to have their cases retried as a result of a ruling last year by the state's highest court that jurors may...
  • Killer at center of prisoner release case convicted again

    Killer at center of prisoner release case convicted again
    On the night in 1975 that Merle W. Unger Jr. killed Hagerstown police officer Donald Kline, a black cat named Midnight gave away his hiding spot in a local basement. It was one of many attempts Unger would make to elude police and life in prison. On...
  • Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore

    Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore
    A fugitive wanted for murder in Pennsylvania was wrongly released from the Baltimore City Detention Center this week — and authorities are still trying to figure out how that happened. Dale Wakefield, 21, is being held in a Bucks County, Pa., jail...
  • Man gets 40 years in shooting death

    Man gets 40 years in shooting death
    A Baltimore man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man nearly two years ago, police said. Anthony Brown, 27, pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to first-degree murder and a handgun charge,...
  • Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

    Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free
    As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot." Moments earlier on that April day in 1972, Welford Monroe and another young man stormed into B&S Food Market, ordered Rubin...