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  • Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism

     Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism
    We applaud agency officials who have made prisoners' reentry to the community a priority by providing employment training and other services to them prior to release ("Closing prison's revolving door," Oct. 2). But Maryland could realize even lower...
  • Closing prison's revolving door

    Closing prison's revolving door
    During the last decade, the percentage of people released from Maryland's prisons who re-offend within three years has dropped by more than 11 points — and by 3 points in just the last year. Considering the cost to society of the revolving door...
  • Helping former inmates re-enter society

     Helping former inmates re-enter society
    The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has shown leadership and courage in its commitment to supporting positive transitions for individuals re-entering the Baltimore City community from incarceration ("Closing prison's...
  • Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law

    Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law
    One witness attests in police reports to seeing Elizabeth Meyers texting on her phone as she pulled into traffic on Route 3 in Gambrills. Cellphone records, according to authorities, show a phone call and three text messages between Meyers and her...
  • Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes

     Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes
    The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
  • Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release

    Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release
    Harry Yuspa had many relatives in the Baltimore area — some have lived at the same addresses for 40 years. Yet prosecutors said they couldn't find any to let them know the man convicted of killing Yuspa would soon be released. That meant none of...
  • Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail

    Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail
    A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said. James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
  • Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

    Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons. Give inmates tablet computers. As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
  • Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison

    Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison
    A correctional officer was stabbed by an inmate Monday at a Western Maryland prison that has faced a recent spike in inmate-on-guard violence, state correctional officials said. State corrections officials said that the guard, a four-year-veteran at...
  • Autopsy shows Baltimore police officer hanged self in jail

    Autopsy shows Baltimore police officer hanged self in jail
    Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday. The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said...
  • Dwyer pleads guilty to drunken boating in 2012 crash

    Dwyer pleads guilty to drunken boating in 2012 crash
    Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. again pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a boat while drunk during a crash last year that left seven people injured, including himself. Dwyer, a Pasadena Republican, entered the plea in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court three...
  • Two officers at Baltimore jail injured in struggle with detainee

    Two officers at Baltimore jail injured in struggle with detainee
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center were injured shortly after noon on Wednesday when a detainee refused to enter his cell and a struggle ensued, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said. The inmate,...