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  • City jail security chief failed lie-detector test, Maynard says

    City jail security chief failed lie-detector test, Maynard says
    The head of security at the Baltimore jail failed a polygraph test administered after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption on her watch, corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard told lawmakers at a hearing in Annapolis. Shavella Miles is...
  • The big question about Baltimore's jail scandal

    The big question about Baltimore's jail scandal
    Points to Del. Dereck Davis for the question of the day at the General Assembly's hearing on the pervasive corruption at the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center. Corrections secretary Gary Maynard had just made an extensive presentation about the...
  • Gansler calls for independent probe of jail scandal

    Gansler calls for independent probe of jail scandal
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called Monday for an independent investigation into the scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, saying the public needs to know which government employees allowed corruption to flourish. "Public...
  • After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

    After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers
    The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before. When...
  • O'Malley forms city task force to look into jail corruption

    O'Malley forms city task force to look into jail corruption
    A month after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced a new task force charged with pushing the inquisition further. O'Malley said in a statement "there is...
  • Jury finds two men guilty on all counts in Towson mall killing

    Jury finds two men guilty on all counts in Towson mall killing
    A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury on Wednesday found Frank Williams, 32, and William Ward III, 45, guilty on counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a handgun in commission of a felony for their roles in the December 2011...
  • As city jail remains off-limits to reporters, Baltimore County opens its doors

    As city jail remains off-limits to reporters, Baltimore County opens its doors
    Inside an aged housing unit at the Baltimore County Detention Center one recent afternoon, a group of medium-security inmates — old and young, black and white — mingled in a common area, chatting and eating lunch off thick plastic trays. A...
  • Baltimore Detention Center security chief fighting dismissal

    Baltimore Detention Center security chief fighting dismissal
    The former security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center is fighting her dismissal, her lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that she was used as a scapegoat in the wake of a federal corruption indictment that targeted corrections officers and inmates....
  • Armed drones could solve our gang problem

    Armed drones could solve our gang problem
    From following the news lately, it seems that we have two problems that might actually lead to a solution. You've been devoting a lot of ink to the Black Guerrilla Family gang problem at the Baltimore City Detention Center ("Reach of BGF gang extends...
  • Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial

    Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial
    The murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused in a retaliatory gang shooting outside Towson Town Center at the height of the holiday shopping season in 2011. Tyrone Chester Brown Jr. allegedly shot 19-year-old Rodney Pridget, as part of his initiation...
  • Alleged gang member accused of avenging associate's death

    Alleged gang member accused of avenging associate's death
    After Black Guerrilla Family leader Naim King was killed on Halloween 2007, prosecutors say, fellow gang member David Hunter swore to avenge his death. He waited more than three years, prosecutors say. Finally, they say, in June 2011, he found Henry D....
  • Leader of Dead Man Inc. gang renounces group at sentencing

    Leader of Dead Man Inc. gang renounces group at sentencing
    As a federal judge handed down a sentence that will virtually ensure Perry Roark spends the rest of his life behind bars, the founder of Maryland's largest home-grown prison gang renounced his association with the group. Roark, a hulking man known as...