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  • 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-...
  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...
  • 5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring

    5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring
    Five people pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail. Inmates Jermaine McFadden, 24, and Kenneth Parham, 23; corrections officer Katrina LaPrade, 31;...
  • THE SENATOR REOPENS AND MORE

    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...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    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...
  • A widening ring of corruption [Editorial]

    A widening ring of corruption  [Editorial]
    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....
  • Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan

    Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan
    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...
  • Man sentenced to life for ordering witness killed in theft case

    Man sentenced to life for ordering witness killed in theft case
    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...