An inmate being tried for the murder of a correctional officer during a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison was the "puppet master" of the uprising, a convicted murderer who also participated in the riot told jurors Wednesday.
Heather Cook, the former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a Baltimore bicyclist with her car while driving drunk two days after Christmas in 2014, will be released from prison next month after serving a little more than half her original sentence.
A former police officer in Philadelphia and Baltimore was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Friday afternoon for helping a member of the Gun Trace Task Force sell drugs taken off the street here.
Logsdon, 34, was sentenced to 15 years with all but one year suspended after he was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. And that year will not be spent in prison or at the Carroll County Detention Center, but, rather, the court ordered he be released to home detention. No jail time.
Maryland’s prison population has fallen below 18,000 for the first time in nearly three decades, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice. The state's incarceration rate is the lowest it has been since the late 80s — a period that preceded enormous growth in inmates nationwide.
Six Baltimore men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and admitted their roles as members of the deadly Hillside Enterprise drug dealing ring, which operated for about 14 years in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.
A Laurel man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years and one month in federal prison for being involved with multiple pharmacy robberies, including in Howard County and surrounding jurisdictions, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced Wednesday.
Maryland is poised to embark on a pilot program that would bring addiction treatment with opioid replacement medications into state prisons, where their use has been barred for years. Support to alter the policy was buttressed by success the medications have had stemming overdose deaths elsewhere.
Paul and Melissa Trapani, who were each sentenced to 30 years incarceration last August on counts of child neglect, will have their sentences reviewed by a three-judge panel in the Carroll County Circuit Court.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Friday, the prosecutors for the first time linked De Sousa’s prosecution with the wider corruption case, saying they uncovered evidence that city officers shared tips about how to get tax refunds by claiming fraudulent deductions.
The fire alarm system at Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Facility is “failing regularly,” causing dangerous conditions, and state officials are moving to replace it. Under an emergency contract, the state Board of Public Works is to consider awarding $63,000 to Koffel Associates Inc.
A state prison system spokesman says an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women is expected to be charged with arson. Authorities found a lighter in her cell after a fire broke out, causing three correctional officers to be treated Sunday night for smoke inhalation.