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Judge preserves claims against prison officials in 2013 inmate beating

A federal lawsuit against prison officials by a man who was assaulted by correctional officers in 2013 can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostics & Classification Center (MRDCC) ...

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Jury awards man $25M in Baltimore detention center attack

A Baltimore jury on Tuesday awarded $25 million to a detention center inmate who sued the state of Maryland after he was savagely beaten in 2014 by gang members as prison guards looked on or away. The multimillion-dollar award may ...

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Two claim medical negligence at Md. corrections facilities

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

Two inmates filed suits against the health care provider for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services this week, claiming medical negligence and constitutional violations. Both lawsuits, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Tuesday, allege negligence by ...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baltimore officers for ’14 shooting

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday filed by a man shot by Baltimore police in 2014, finding the man brought his claims improperly under federal civil rights law. Michael Johansen sued four officers and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in 2015. ...

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Prince George’s officers claim retaliation since filing civil rights suit

Some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the Prince George’s Police Department discriminates against officers of color are claiming they are facing retaliation at work since the suit was filed. The lawsuit, filed in December, alleges the department is ...

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Man sues Md. prison over alleged lack of hepatitis treatment

A man filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging medical providers at a Maryland prison failed to properly document and treat his hepatitis C, leading to long-term health complications. Robert Williams contracted the hepatitis C virus (HCV) while incarcerated at ...

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PG police officers file federal lawsuit alleging discrimination, retaliation

Police officers of color in Prince George’s County filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging the work environment in the county police department is “pervaded by race discrimination and retaliation.” The lawsuit, announced by the ACLU of Maryland, claims white officers ...

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