| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:51 PM
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.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:37 PM
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;...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard announced Tuesday that he will step down, saying his department had "stabilized" the Baltimore jail in the wake of a gang corruption scandal there.
Maynard, who moved his offices into the Baltimore City...