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  • Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail

    Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail
    A state legislative commission endorsed a half-billion dollar plan on Wednesday to knock down the troubled Baltimore jail and rebuild it, lending new weight to a longstanding idea that languished for years as the Civil War-era facility continued to age....
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson

    Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson
    An Edgewood woman who teaches elementary school in Baltimore turned herself in on charges of arson stemming from a 2012 fire, the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday. Loretta Joyce Cunningham, 49, of the 1300 block of East Spring...
  • A misguided drug policy [Editorial]

    A misguided drug policy   [Editorial]
    Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
  • 4th Columbia teen sentenced in assault on cab driver

    4th Columbia teen sentenced in assault on cab driver
    The fourth Columbia teen convicted in the assault and attempted armed robbery of a Columbia cab driver in March was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Woody Rousseau, 18, of the 6500 block of...
  • Family member of murder victim upset by 'Writ of Actual Innocence' law [Letter]

    This letter was sent to Del. Samuel Rosenberg, a Democrat representing District 41-Baltimore, in the Maryland General Assembly. A copy was provided for publication. I am writing this email to you because you need to be aware, if not already, what your...
  • Lawmakers tour Baltimore jail, call for facility improvements

    Lawmakers tour Baltimore jail, call for facility improvements
    After passing through the clanking doors and winding hallways of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Thursday, state lawmakers said the state should consider upgrading the troubled jail or even demolishing it and rebuilding from scratch. Del. John W....
  • Western Md. guards say not enough done to protect them from assaults

    Western Md. guards say not enough done to protect them from assaults
    The union that represents correctional officers at a maximum-security facility in Western Maryland said Thursday that prison officials have not done enough to prevent a spike in assaults by inmates that has seen 12 officers injured since late June....
  • Six more convicted in killings released under court decision

    Six more convicted in killings released under court decision
    Six men convicted in killings exited a side door at the Baltimore courthouse Thursday after spending more than half their lives in prison — their freedom secured by a court ruling that found they had received unfair trials because of improper jury...
  • Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls

    Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls
    About 1,500 people with misdemeanor convictions were mistakenly dropped from Maryland's voter rolls over the past five years, state judiciary officials confirmed Friday. A computer system incorrectly lumped those voters in with felons, who are stripped...
  • Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought

    Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought
    Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday. A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
  • New city jail? Not so fast

    New city jail? Not so fast
    Fresh off a tour of the corruption-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center, some lawmakers appear eager to hand the state corrections department a half-billion-dollar get out of jail free card, so to speak. Shocked by the antiquated structure, which dates...