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  • State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down

    State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down
    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...
  • Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail

    Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail
    A state legislative commission endorsed a half-billion dollar plan on Wednesday to knock down the troubled Baltimore jail and rebuild it, lending new weight to a longstanding idea that languished for years as the Civil War-era facility continued to age....
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson

    Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson
    An Edgewood woman who teaches elementary school in Baltimore turned herself in on charges of arson stemming from a 2012 fire, the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday. Loretta Joyce Cunningham, 49, of the 1300 block of East Spring...
  • A misguided drug policy [Editorial]

    A misguided drug policy   [Editorial]
    Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
  • 4th Columbia teen sentenced in assault on cab driver

    4th Columbia teen sentenced in assault on cab driver
    The fourth Columbia teen convicted in the assault and attempted armed robbery of a Columbia cab driver in March was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Woody Rousseau, 18, of the 6500 block of...
  • July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister

    July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister
    An Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity asked the Kiwanis Club to call off the annual turtle derby to be held as a part of the Fourth of July celebration in Bel Air. The issue was raised because of an increase in ranaviruses among amphibians in...
  • Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings

    Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings
    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...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    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...
  • Jail honors only part of the story [Editorial]

    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...
  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    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...
  • First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case

    First sentence handed down in BGF jail corruption case
    A federal judge ordered a former corrections officer behind bars for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore jail at the behest of the Black Guerrilla Family — the first sentence in a case that revealed the gang's takeover of the facility. U.S. District...