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  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • Trial begins in 2013 Edgewood murder, attempted murder

    Nearly a year after the incident, the trial of an Edgewood man accused of a 2013 double shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a now-19-year-old man seriously wounded began Friday in the Harford County Courthouse in downtown Bel Air. Garfield...
  • Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings

    Prison chief replaced at Western Md. prison that saw stabbings
    The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers. Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...
  • Corrections officer sentenced in BGF gang racketeering conspiracy at Baltimore jail

    Corrections officer sentenced in BGF gang racketeering conspiracy at Baltimore jail
    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....
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Havre de Grace teen accused of sexually abusing young girl

    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...
  • State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]

    State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]
    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...
  • Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup

    Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup
    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-...
  • Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings

    Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings
    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...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    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...
  • Jail honors only part of the story [Editorial]

    Running a jail is at once among the most unrewarding of endeavors and important functions in society. Regular readers of the police blotter published in this newspaper can attest that, while there are new names in the arrest columns, a disturbing number...
  • Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure

    Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure
    The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant. Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up...