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Jails and Prisons

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  • Jail honors only part of the story [Editorial]

    Running a jail is at once among the most unrewarding of endeavors and important functions in society. Regular readers of the police blotter published in this newspaper can attest that, while there are new names in the arrest columns, a disturbing number...
  • Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure

    Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure
    The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant. Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up...
  • Bail reform proposals could hurt poor defendants, state argues

    Bail reform proposals could hurt poor defendants, state argues
    State judiciary administrators have asked the state's top court to throw out a landmark ruling that poor defendants have a constitutional right to public defenders at their first bail hearings. The request came this week as lawmakers attempt to respond...
  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection. Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
  • First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case

    First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case
    A federal judge ordered a former corrections officer behind bars for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore jail at the behest of the Black Guerrilla Family — the first sentence in a case that revealed the gang's takeover of the facility. U.S. District...
  • Feds: Female corrections officers often seduced gang members at jail

    Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility. Prosecutors made...
  • Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case

    Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case
    In one part of her notebook, Taryn Kirkland kept a ledger tracking money sent to Black Guerrilla Family gang boss Steven Loney. But elsewhere she left more intimate scribblings: "I ♥ Stevie" she wrote. And on a later page: "I ♥ Steven."...
  • O'Malley unveils $39 billion budget with no new taxes

    Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes. "This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
  • John H. Brown

    John H. Brown
    John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85. "He was fair, a gentleman, as were his deputies,"...
  • Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down

    Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down
    The long arm of a crane towered above the old brick structure, a wrecking ball dangling below from a cable. A crowd of about 100 looked on, counting down. A machinery operator pulled a lever and the ball fell with a crash, signaling the end of a long,...
  • Richardson family home to be sold at auction

    Richardson family home to be sold at auction
    The Bel Air home where a teenage boy shot and killed his father two years ago, after years of alleged abuse by the father, is to be sold at auction next week. The auction is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the former home of the Richardson...
  • Harford County jail inmate captured after accidental release

    Harford County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating how an inmate was accidentally released from the Harford County Detention Center on Valentine's Day. Rodney Wanzer, 48, of Havre de Grace, was released by accident last Friday, Edward Hopkins,...