| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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."...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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,"...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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,"...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:07 PM
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,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
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,...