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  • Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison

    Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison
    A correctional officer was stabbed by an inmate Monday at a Western Maryland prison that has faced a recent spike in inmate-on-guard violence, state correctional officials said. State corrections officials said that the guard, a four-year-veteran at...
  • Autopsy shows Baltimore police officer hanged self in jail

    Autopsy shows Baltimore police officer hanged self in jail
    Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday. The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said...
  • Aberdeen man accused of stealing nearly $1 million worth of Swarovski crystal, other items

    An Aberdeen man has been charged with allegedly stealing almost $1 million worth of crystal figurines and other items from a Havre de Grace area woman. Farlie C. Mullins, 47, of the first block of West Aztec Street, is accused of stealing more than 50...
  • Dwyer pleads guilty to drunken boating in 2012 crash

    Dwyer pleads guilty to drunken boating in 2012 crash
    Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. again pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a boat while drunk during a crash last year that left seven people injured, including himself. Dwyer, a Pasadena Republican, entered the plea in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court three...
  • Two officers at Baltimore jail injured in struggle with detainee

    Two officers at Baltimore jail injured in struggle with detainee
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center were injured shortly after noon on Wednesday when a detainee refused to enter his cell and a struggle ensued, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said. The inmate,...
  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...
  • Trouble at North Branch

    Trouble at North Branch
    The corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, with its salacious details of guards impregnated by an inmate, has gotten national headlines, but the state corrections department risks facing a bigger problem at the North Branch...
  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • Gansler is way off base about tablet computers for prison inmates

    Gansler is way off base about tablet computers for prison inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's proposal to supply state prisoners with tablet computers exemplifies just how out of touch he is with the average Marylander ("Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates," Aug. 5). Mr. Gansler must believe...
  • Tablet computers for state prison inmates?

    Tablet computers for state prison inmates?
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's proposal to give state prison inmates tablet computers so they can search for jobs and stay in touch with family while incarcerated would be terrific if money were available ("Gansler proposes tablet computers...
  • Abingdon man charged with rape

    An Abingdon man was charged Sunday with raping and threatening to stab a woman in Whiteford, according to court charging documents. The suspect and victim know each other. Bradley Barton Peeples, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive in Abingdon, was...
  • Court rules Arundel councilman's removal invalid

    Court rules Arundel councilman's removal invalid
    A judge in Anne Arundel County ruled Friday in the case of a county councilman who was ousted when he went to federal prison, but disagreement remained over whether the ruling allowed Daryl Jones to return to his seat. Retired Judge Arthur Ahalt, who was...