| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| 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 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...