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  • Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case

    Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty this week to their part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling scheme, as remaining defendants in the case filed motions seeking to have evidence against them thrown out. Jasmine...
  • No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring

    No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring
    The second-in-command in the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Thursday to his part in a drug smuggling operation, just hours after a corrections officer with whom he was sexually involved also admitted her role in court....
  • Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract

    Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract
    The old Main Street jailhouse, which once served as the primary jail for the county but has been empty since the early 1970s, will be torn down soon. At its meeting in Bel Air Thursday morning, the Harford County Board of Estimates awarded a $108,501.96...
  • Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus

    Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus
    Baltimore County Police arrested three men after 87 vehicles in Arbutus were vandalized early in the morning of Oct. 9. Tyler Westphal, an 18-year-old Arbutus resident; Elijah Kelly, a 19-year-old Manchester, Pa., resident; and Brady White, a 19-year-...
  • Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism

     Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism
    We applaud agency officials who have made prisoners' reentry to the community a priority by providing employment training and other services to them prior to release ("Closing prison's revolving door," Oct. 2). But Maryland could realize even lower...
  • Closing prison's revolving door

    Closing prison's revolving door
    During the last decade, the percentage of people released from Maryland's prisons who re-offend within three years has dropped by more than 11 points — and by 3 points in just the last year. Considering the cost to society of the revolving door...
  • Helping former inmates re-enter society

     Helping former inmates re-enter society
    The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has shown leadership and courage in its commitment to supporting positive transitions for individuals re-entering the Baltimore City community from incarceration ("Closing prison's...
  • Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law

    Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law
    One witness attests in police reports to seeing Elizabeth Meyers texting on her phone as she pulled into traffic on Route 3 in Gambrills. Cellphone records, according to authorities, show a phone call and three text messages between Meyers and her...
  • Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes

     Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes
    The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
  • Growing number of Moorish Americans try to evade prosecution

    Growing number of Moorish Americans try to evade prosecution
    Shackled in a Baltimore courtroom and facing a 110-year sentence for murder and arson, Terrence Rollins-Bey stood defiant — talking over the judge and prosecutor in a series of outbursts. "With respect to your honor, I object to everything you'...
  • Feds: Female corrections officers often seduced gang members at jail

    Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility. Prosecutors made...
  • Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

    Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member
    Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled. The Court of Special Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision by...