| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The percentage of Maryland ex-offenders likely to return to prison within three years of release has fallen by double digits since 2000, state prison officials reported Monday.
Secretary Gary D. Maynard, the top official at the Department of Public...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Clifton Johnson wipes down his used Lexus once a day with a carefully folded white towel. A mango-scented air freshener hangs from the rearview mirror. The car's polished wood paneling gleams from the rays shining through the sun roof.
The car has...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:48 PM
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....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:36 PM
"He sends me text messages saying he is going to kill me," Ronnesha Simms wrote in a police document last summer of her ex-boyfriend, William Ranaldo Brown Jr. "I'm afraid for my life."
Little more than a year later, Brown took Simms' life early...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Five men found guilty of murder walked free Thursday from a Baltimore court after a series of emotional hearings that saw a man break down on the witness stand as he urged a judge not to release a prisoner convicted decades ago in the killing of his...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Saturday's fatal police involved shooting north of Bel Air was the fourth such incident in Harford County dating back to October in which a law enforcement officer discharged a firearm.
Seth Beckman, 19, of Bel Air, Beckman was shot by a Harford...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years.
With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...