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Baltimore correctional officers face U.S. smuggling charges

“Corrupt correctional officers endanger the lives of their co-workers and of the detainees entrusted to their care and supervision,” said U.S. Attorney for Maryland Robert K. Hur said in announcing the indictments. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Three correctional officers are among nine people facing federal charges of conspiring to smuggle narcotics, cellphones and tobacco into the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Wednesday. The alleged scheme, which also included four ...

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Md. correctional officers warn of low staffing levels

HAGERSTOWN — The union representing Maryland correctional officers is warning that staffing levels in state prisons are at dangerously low levels. The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown reports that the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ...

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4 more plead guilty in Md. prison abuse case

Four former state prison workers are admitting involvement in the 2008 beating of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Michael Morgan pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to violating Kenneth Davis’ civil rights. Edwin Stigile, ...

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2 correctional officers injured while subduing detainee

Maryland officials say two correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have suffered minor injuries while subduing an unruly detainee. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said they were taken to a local hospital on Wednesday ...

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Union criticizes state over prison security threats

ANNAPOLIS — A union for Maryland correctional officers criticized state prison managers on Tuesday for failing to warn an officer who was stabbed only four days after officials were informed he was a target. The American Federation of State, County ...

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Republicans blast O’Malley for jail scandal; governor plans reform

A smuggling scandal involving gang members and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center followed Gov. Martin O'Malley to a feel-good event at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday, where the governor was asked about the scandal by a national television crew.

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Justices to decide if U.S. is immune in assault, medical malpractice suits

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.

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