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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....
  • 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,...
  • Inmates ask officers for contraband, retirees say

    Inmates ask officers for contraband, retirees say
    The inmates' requests often start small, former corrections officers say: a ballpoint pen, for example, or a sandwich from beyond the prison walls. "You may think it's insignificant," said former Cpl. Sheila Hill, who retired last year from the Patuxent...
  • Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan

    Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
  • Security chief at Baltimore City Detention Center removed

    Security chief at Baltimore City Detention Center removed
    State officials said Tuesday they removed the security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center in the wake of a federal indictment that alleged an extensive smuggling scheme involving gang members and officers at the facility. The Maryland...
  • O'Malley promises corrections reform as GOP calls for audit

    O'Malley promises corrections reform as GOP calls for audit
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he would expand the use of technology to block cell phone calls in Maryland corrections facilities, part of a set of reforms designed to "root out corruption" after a federal indictment alleged widespread gang...
  • Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House

    Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.   The showdown puts more than 700,...
  • Union for UC patient-care workers authorizes strike for May 21, 22

    The union representing nearly 13,000 University of California patient-care workers announced plans Friday to strike later this month, but UC officials said they would seek a restraining order to prevent any such action. The American Federation of State,...
  • Alleged gang leader being held in poor conditions, lawyer says

    Alleged gang leader being held in poor conditions, lawyer says
    As the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal prosecutors say, Tavon White could get access to pretty much whatever he wanted: drugs, phones, money and sex. He is now being held under more...
  • 13 healthcare workers arrested in protest at UC regents meeting

    13 healthcare workers arrested in protest at UC regents meeting
    SACRAMENTO -- Thirteen people were arrested Wednesday at the UC regents meeting during a sit-down protest by healthcare workers threatening to strike at the system's medical centers. The University of California regents left during the protest while...
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

    Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...