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  • Western Md. guards say not enough done to protect them from assaults

    Western Md. guards say not enough done to protect them from assaults
    The union that represents correctional officers at a maximum-security facility in Western Maryland said Thursday that prison officials have not done enough to prevent a spike in assaults by inmates that has seen 12 officers injured since late June....
  • Six more convicted in killings released under court decision

    Six more convicted in killings released under court decision
    Six men convicted in killings exited a side door at the Baltimore courthouse Thursday after spending more than half their lives in prison — their freedom secured by a court ruling that found they had received unfair trials because of improper jury...
  • Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls

    Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls
    About 1,500 people with misdemeanor convictions were mistakenly dropped from Maryland's voter rolls over the past five years, state judiciary officials confirmed Friday. A computer system incorrectly lumped those voters in with felons, who are stripped...
  • Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought

    Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought
    Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday. A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
  • New city jail? Not so fast

    New city jail? Not so fast
    Fresh off a tour of the corruption-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center, some lawmakers appear eager to hand the state corrections department a half-billion-dollar get out of jail free card, so to speak. Shocked by the antiquated structure, which dates...
  • Man gets prison term for eBay sale of night-vision goggles

    Man gets prison term for eBay sale of night-vision goggles
    A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore — believing him to be an overseas buyer — was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday,...
  • Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'

    Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'
    The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel,...
  • 'True Blood' recap 'F--- the Pain Away'

    'True Blood' recap 'F--- the Pain Away'
    Last night's episode didn't waste any time getting into it, and I'm not going to either. What a difference a strong opening makes Before the theme song had even played, we'd gotten a whole lot of action AND information. In rapid-fire succession, we...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character
    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills

    Two from Harford charged with bilking Medicare, Medicaid on prescription refills
    Two Harford County men and a Howard County man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme federal prosecutors say bilked the government out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare...
  • Replacing Waxter

    Replacing Waxter
    Youth advocates are questioning whether the Department of Juvenile Services needs to build a new 48-bed detention facility in Carroll County for girls awaiting assignment to one of the state's juvenile treatment centers. At a time when the state should be...
  • Four Harford murderers and one rapist seeking new trials

    Four men convicted of murders that occurred in Harford County and a fifth convicted of first-degree rape, all more than 30 years ago, are seeking to have their cases retried as a result of a ruling last year by the state's highest court that jurors may...