| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Seven months after the Baltimore City Detention Center was thrust into the national spotlight as a haven for corruption, state corrections officials made the case Thursday that a series of reforms have significantly improved safety at the 150-year-old...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:26 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,"...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:29 AM
There was a slight hint of sadness in the air at last week's annual legislative luncheon hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce.
Of the seven elected officials who spoke at the event, two will retire after the 2014 General Assembly and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:57 AM
It was 32 years ago when Sheriff William J. Kunkel said farewell to the Sheriff's Office. His stellar supervision had reached its natural conclusion, and he had been appointed chairman of the Maryland Parole Commission, where he served four years of a...
| 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."...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Blocks away from the Baltimore City Detention Center and well after midnight, a man in a blue "No. 11" sports jersey clutched a package and made his way toward the jail.
As he approached the heavily fortified compound, a rope emerged from a top-floor...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Federal authorities have charged 19 more people with racketeering — 14 of them corrections officers — in the Baltimore City Detention Center gang smuggling case.
A new indictment unsealed Thursday alleges that the officers aided Black...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center.
The officers were among 19...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:11 AM
The federal indictments handed down last week against 14 more corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a massive jail scandal reinforce questions about whether officials have yet done enough to root out corruption at the facility....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:59 PM
As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country.
Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A woman came face to face Monday with the man who paid a gang hit man to murder her son, as a federal judge sentenced Jose Morales to life in prison.
As Grace Bouvier spoke of how her granddaughter was left without a father, Morales, convicted in October...