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  • Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

    Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center
    A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said. Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
  • O'Malley unveils $39 billion budget with no new taxes

    Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes. "This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
  • Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case

    Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case
    In one part of her notebook, Taryn Kirkland kept a ledger tracking money sent to Black Guerrilla Family gang boss Steven Loney. But elsewhere she left more intimate scribblings: "I ♥ Stevie" she wrote. And on a later page: "I ♥ Steven."...
  • Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight

    Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight
    A Bel Air teen is facing life in prison and is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly cutting a man during a fight early Saturday morning in Bel Air. The details of the incident are unclear,...
  • Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case

    Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case
    A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted a Baltimore contractor on Wednesday of ordering the killing of a witness against him in a series of theft cases, rendering a swift verdict after a man wrongfully convicted of the death was cleared. Prosecutors said...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...