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  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • Gansler is way off base about tablet computers for prison inmates

    Gansler is way off base about tablet computers for prison inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's proposal to supply state prisoners with tablet computers exemplifies just how out of touch he is with the average Marylander ("Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates," Aug. 5). Mr. Gansler must believe...
  • Tablet computers for state prison inmates?

    Tablet computers for state prison inmates?
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's proposal to give state prison inmates tablet computers so they can search for jobs and stay in touch with family while incarcerated would be terrific if money were available ("Gansler proposes tablet computers...
  • Jarrett sentenced to 30 years in wife's killing in 1991

    Jarrett sentenced to 30 years in wife's killing in 1991
    Describing him as a "monster hiding behind the softness of human skin," a Howard County judge sentenced Robert Jarrett Jr. to the maximum 30 years in prison Thursday for killing his wife and concealing her remains under a shed behind his Elkridge home....
  • Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

    Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed
    Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first. "If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of...
  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health

    Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney raised questions about the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve in Iraq as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday....
  • Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty

    Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty
    The man who allegedly caused last year's hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital is scheduled to plead guilty to multiple federal charges on Wednesday and will serve between 30 to 40 years in prison. According to a plea agreement filed on Monday at U.S....
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang

    Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang
    Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday. Owens, who worked as a correctional officer in the Baltimore jail from 2007 to 2013, pleaded guilty to a...
  • Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape

    Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came under fire Tuesday for comments that his top rival in the Democratic primary for governor is running on little besides his African-American heritage. Gansler told a group of potential volunteers that Lt....
  • We know how to reduce recidivism

    Any reduction in recidivism rates is good news ("Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders," Aug. 10). People are less likely to return to prison if they have jobs, a safe place to live, and the will to succeed. Children are...