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  • Republicans join call for investigator in jail scandal

    Republicans join call for investigator in jail scandal
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday echoed Democratic Attorney General Doug Gansler's call for an independent investigator into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.  The Republicans expanded their request beyond an outside probe into...
  • Women guarding men

    Part of the reason the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption scandal has gotten so much attention is the salaciousness of the allegations. The inmate charged as the kingpin of the corruption ring is accused of impregnating no fewer than four...
  • 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...
  • Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore

    Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore
    Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation,...
  • Churchgoers tour city praying against violence

    Churchgoers tour city praying against violence
    In the shadow of the McCulloh Homes, Shirley Bush watched as a crowd of worshipers poured out of cars and buses and gathered in front of Sharp St. Memorial United Methodist Church to pray in defiance of the week's violence, and remembered her own son...
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday. Matthews, who is on...
  • LGBT inmates report sexual victimization at much higher percentages

    LGBT inmates report sexual victimization at much higher percentages
    Amid the unfolding jail scandal in Baltimore right now, there are two things relevant to the gay community that I want to bring up. I'm not sure if there are any connections between the two, or if one affects the other. But viewed together, they do...
  • Head of investigations at corrections department retires

    Head of investigations at corrections department retires
    Jesse Ballard III, the head of internal investigations at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will retire in June to take a federal job, the state agency said Friday. The move comes as the department continues to handle the fallout...
  • Alleged BGF leader Tavon White will be moved to U.S. custody

    Alleged BGF leader Tavon White will be moved to U.S. custody
    Tavon White, the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore City Detention Center, will await trial in federal custody out of state, his attorney said Friday. A federal judge ordered him moved from state custody Friday after a hearing...
  • Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail

    Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail
    A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said. James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
  • Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

    Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons. Give inmates tablet computers. As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...