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Md. officials debate new rules for juvenile strip searches (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Department of Juvenile Services’ recommendations governing teenage detainees came under criticism Thursday as advocates and some lawmakers asked for a better definition of what types of contraband could trigger a strip search. Discussion of the department’s 14 recommendations dominated a ...

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Md. ex-corrections officer sentenced for smuggling contraband (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A former detention center officer who pleaded guilty to smuggling cigarettes and cellphones into a county jail has received year-long sentence. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Windsor of Lothian, who was sentenced Tuesday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, will serve 90 ...

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BGF member sentenced to 10 years in city jail smuggling

A member of the Black Guerilla Family gang that operated inside the Baltimore City Detention Center was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Jamar Anderson, 24, of ...

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New steps against jail contraband put forward

ANNAPOLIS — Cellphone blocking technology will be installed at the Baltimore City Detention Center and added measures will be taken to better screen correctional officer applicants, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration announced early Thursday in response to a contraband smuggling scandal. ...

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Lawmakers defend Md. prison guard bill of rights

HAGERSTOWN — Two sponsors of the Maryland Correctional Officers’ Bill of Rights are defending the 2010 law against FBI criticism that it was ineffective in deterring alleged corruption at a state-run Baltimore jail. Del. Galen Clagett, D-Frederick, and former state ...

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Md. GOP calls for expanded jail investigation

As Maryland Republicans turned up the heat on Gov. Martin O’Malley over a high-profile corruption case in a Baltimore jail, the Democratic governor announced new steps Thursday to beef up security and uproot corruption. Del. Nicholaus Kipke joined Del. Ron ...

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O’Malley, Busch, Miller meet on jail hearings

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has met with the presiding officers of the Legislature to discuss hearings about last week’s sweeping federal indictment of 25 people at the Baltimore City Detention Center. O’Malley met with House Speaker Michael Busch and ...

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Accused prison contraband leader pleads not guilty

The U.S. Attorney’s office says the alleged leader of a jailhouse contraband ring has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the case. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, says Tavon White appeared at arraignment Monday and ...

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