| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
A former corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been sentenced to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in the Black Guerrilla Family gang racketeering conspiracy uncovered at the jail last year....
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record.
But the standard is different just across the line...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
A tier of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup remained on lockdown Friday, a day after three inmates were stabbed in an argument among several prisoners.
Two men suffered wounds that were not life-threatening. Another man, who was stabbed...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
As many as three inmates were stabbed in a general population housing unit at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup Thursday night, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Two inmates were taken to an area hospital with non-life-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.
With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:57 PM
A Havre de Grace teenager has been charged as an adult with allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in an incident dating to last November.
Derek A. Shepard, 16, admitted to multiple acts with the victim, according to charging documents.
He has been...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes.
"This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:53 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
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....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:14 AM
A couple of weeks ago, before he went on a nine-day trip to Brazil and El Salvador, Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged that major glitches in Maryland's health insurance exchange would be fixed by mid-December.
Well, the governor has returned from the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:47 PM
In one part of her notebook, Taryn Kirkland kept a ledger tracking money sent to Black Guerrilla Family gang boss Steven Loney. But elsewhere she left more intimate scribblings: "I ♥ Stevie" she wrote. And on a later page: "I ♥ Steven."...