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Del. Dwyer’s attorney appeals 30-day jail sentence

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker involved in a boating crash that injured several people was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Tuesday for operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol, but his attorney has appealed the case to ...

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Task force to be formed to study jail problems

ANNAPOLIS — Leaders in the Maryland General Assembly will appoint a special task force to identify legislative and budgetary measures to address contraband and corruption problems identified at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a federal indictment last week. House ...

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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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Settlement more evidence of jail corruption, Franchot says (access required)

Peter Franchot

A legal settlement stemming from the allegedly guard-aided 2007 beating of a prison inmate being transferred from Baltimore to Hagerstown shows evidence of longstanding corruption in Maryland’s correctional institutions, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday.

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O’Malley notes need for improvements in jail

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday changes are needed that include a revamped process for hiring corrections officers after 13 female officers were among 25 people indicted in an alleged contraband-smuggling conspiracy at a Baltimore jail. O’Malley called allegations ...

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Former Anne Arundel Co. executive Leopold released from jail

ANNAPOLIS — Former Anne Arundel County executive John Leopold is out of jail. Leopold served a 30-day sentence for misconduct in office. The Capital of Annapolis reports that Leopold left the Jennifer Road Detention Center Friday morning. Leopold still must ...

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Maryland suspends plans for new jail for youths

Maryland has suspended plans to build a new jail in Baltimore for youths charged as adults. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced an alternative to the proposed 120-bed facility on ...

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