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Jul 27, 2023

Audit hits Md. agency for not tracking correctional workers OT hours

Maryland’s correctional employees have worked more overtime than what is allowed under state policies, a recent audit shows.

Jun 30, 2016

Union, Hogan clash over pace of filling Md. prison jobs

JESSUP — The union that represents more than 7,000 correctional officers in Maryland is accusing Gov. Larry Hogan of dragging his feet when it comes to hiring replacement officers to work in more than two dozen prisons around the state. The delays in hiring and smaller than normal classes have led to a deficit of […]

Oct 9, 2015

Maryland jail corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling

ANNAPOLIS — The third of four county corrections officers indicted in a contraband smuggling operation at an Annapolis jail has pleaded guilty. The Capital Gazette of Annapolis reports that 42-year-old Kenyatta Trotter pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted bribery of a public employee. He is set to be sentenced Nov. 20. According to his plea agreement, […]

May 15, 2014

Ex-officer faces sentence in Md. inmate’s beating

A former Maryland correctional officer faces sentencing in federal court for his role in the severe beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.

Apr 23, 2014

Former Md. guard gets prison in inmate’s beating

A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland correctional officer to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in the beating of a state prison inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.

Feb 27, 2014

Senate advances bill to help stop jail contraband

The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow officials to suspend correctional officers without pay when charged with misdemeanor contraband violations.

Feb 4, 2014

U.S. won’t retry Md. prison guard in brutality case

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says it won't retry a former Maryland correctional officer on charges that stymied a federal jury in a prison brutality case.

Aug 13, 2013

Ex-corrections officer pleads guilty in conspiracy

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the facility for members of the Black Guerilla Family gang. Thirty-one-year-old – Jennifer Owens of Randallstown entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison at sentencing in January. […]

Feb 13, 2012

Stephens’ death sentence clears DNA hurdle

An Anne Arundel jury on Monday moved one step closer to handing down the death penalty against Lee E. Stephens, an inmate convicted of ambushing and murdering a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in 2006. The case now moves into a second phase of sentencing where aggravating and mitigating factors will […]

Feb 1, 2012

Jurors get accused killer’s capital murder case

ANNAPOLIS — Depending on who was talking, the prosecution’s star witness in the death penalty case against Lee E. Stephens was either a courageous observer who faced the wrath of his fellow inmates or a brazen gangster who only came forward to shave time off his sentence in an unrelated case. Stephens is accused, along […]

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