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  • Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

    Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be
    Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years. With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
  • Inmate stabbed at prison near Hagerstown

     Inmate stabbed at prison near Hagerstown
    A prison inmate is being treated for stab wounds he suffered during a fight among three prisoners at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown on Monday night, a spokesman for the prison system said. Mark Vernarelli said...
  • Severna Park man's case one of first to follow Holder's recommendations

    Severna Park man's case one of first to follow Holder's recommendations
    A Severna Park man accused of running drugs from Atlanta to Northern Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to a cocaine conspiracy charge that did not specify the quantity he sold — marking one of the first cases in the Washington area in which...
  • Sound sentence for Manning

     Sound sentence for Manning
    Col. Denise R. Lind, the Army judge who sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison today after finding him guilty of turning hundreds of thousands of classified documents over to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, clearly did not buy prosecutors'...
  • American runner criticizes Russia's anti-gay law after winning medal in Moscow

    American runner criticizes Russia's anti-gay law after winning medal in Moscow
    After Nick Symmonds won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, the American distance runner became the first foreign athlete to openly condemn Russia's anti-gay law on Russian soil. And so far, for what it's worth, he hasn't been...
  • A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter

    A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...
  • Former Archbishop Curley teacher sentenced on child pornography possession charges

    Former Archbishop Curley teacher sentenced on child pornography possession charges
    A former teacher at Baltimore's Archbishop Curley High School was sentenced this week in Connecticut to serve five years in prison and 20 years' probation on charges of possession of child pornography, obscenity and three counts of risk of injury to a...
  • Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

    Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
    An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his...
  • Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges

    Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges
    A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an...
  • Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race

    Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race
    Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. plans to run to become Baltimore's top prosecutor, and will use a streamed video Wednesday and press conference next week to kick off his bid. Incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein has already announced that he intends to...
  • Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole

    Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole
    A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore. District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
  • A minimum of reform

    A minimum of reform
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...