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  • 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,...
  • Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review

    Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review
    Maryland corrections officials faced questions from state lawmakers Thursday over whether they are acting swiftly enough to investigate potential corruption among employees. A legislative panel on prison corruption met for the first time in the...
  • Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

    Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
    An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage

    Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage
    Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents. The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...
  • Trouble at North Branch

    Trouble at North Branch
    The corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, with its salacious details of guards impregnated by an inmate, has gotten national headlines, but the state corrections department risks facing a bigger problem at the North Branch...
  • 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...
  • No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016

    No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016
    Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time. The extension is for members of Baltimore County Professional Fire...