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  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders

    Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders
    Any other week, the guilty pleas of Black Guerrilla Family Man Tavon White might have convinced Maryland's public safety secretary, Gary Maynard, that things were finally getting back to normal in his world. White, the BGF leader who once ruled the...
  • Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health

    Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney raised questions about the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve in Iraq as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday....
  • Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty

    Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty
    The man who allegedly caused last year's hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital is scheduled to plead guilty to multiple federal charges on Wednesday and will serve between 30 to 40 years in prison. According to a plea agreement filed on Monday at U.S....
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — 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...
  • Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years

    Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement — that low-level drug offenders with no history of violence and no ties to gangs will no longer face severe, mandatory federal prison sentences — is the first step in returning sanity and integrity...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'

    'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'
    Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral. This pared-down...
  • Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang

    Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang
    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...
  • Maryland prison program saves money and lives

    Maryland prison program saves money and lives
    We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
  • Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape

    Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came under fire Tuesday for comments that his top rival in the Democratic primary for governor is running on little besides his African-American heritage. Gansler told a group of potential volunteers that Lt....
  • We know how to reduce recidivism

    Any reduction in recidivism rates is good news ("Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders," Aug. 10). People are less likely to return to prison if they have jobs, a safe place to live, and the will to succeed. Children are...
  • Hospital worker pleads guilty in hepatitis case

    Hospital worker pleads guilty in hepatitis case
    A former hospital technician in Maryland, New Hampshire and other states who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospitals to use after injecting himself with stolen painkillers. The...