| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Barbara Poindexter saw the death of her son coming.
She likens it to watching her mother's health deteriorate. In her son's case, death followed a slow and agonizing descent into gangs and criminal activity.
"When my mother came to the end, I was...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday.
Owens, who worked as a correctional officer in the Baltimore jail from 2007 to 2013, pleaded guilty to a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled.
The Court of Special Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision by...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.
Police officials vowed to deploy up to three times...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Months before a federal indictment detailed allegations of corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the smuggling and sexual improprieties at the core of that case had already been outlined in an inmate's lawsuit.
Calvin Hemphill, in a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday.
Matthews, who is on...
| May 11, 2013
| 2:12 PM
In the black market of Maryland's prisons and jails, where the right price can secure cellphones and drugs, transactions unfold through a complex system of currency. Among the key elements: 14-digit codes, prepaid debit cards and text messages.
| May 3, 2013
| 7:09 PM
General Assembly leaders say a joint committee of top legislators will hear from corrections officials about alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The briefing, to be held in June, replaces a House Judiciary Committee hearing that...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday called last week's indictments of 25 inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center "a very positive development" in the state's fight to dismantle violent gangs in state prisons.
A day after...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Give Gov. Martin O'Malley points for chutzpah.
Just back from a weeklong trip to Israel, during which he was inexplicably unable to comment on the goings-on back home, he gave his first response today to the federal indictments unsealed a week before...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Anyone from Harford County, or from elsewhere in the region, who might not have landed a part in the first season on the Netflix drama “House of Cards” will have another shot later this month.
Michael Krantz, director of human resources...