| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
State judiciary administrators have asked the state's top court to throw out a landmark ruling that poor defendants have a constitutional right to public defenders at their first bail hearings.
The request came this week as lawmakers attempt to respond...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Harford County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating how an inmate was accidentally released from the Harford County Detention Center on Valentine's Day.
Rodney Wanzer, 48, of Havre de Grace, was released by accident last Friday, Edward Hopkins,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Thanks for your recent editorial highlighting attempts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland and our partner organizations to pass legislation in this year's General Assembly that would require an independent investigation of the use of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:51 AM
An Aberdeen man, who appeared in District Court for a bail review Monday on Harford County theft charges, is also wanted as a fugitive from Illinois, court officials said.
Kendall Echols, 19, appeared before District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis via...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with an incident near Aberdeen late Thursday night that involved shots being fired, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
Anthony Tyrone Lucas, 28, who has no fixed...