Prisons were forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s little evidence to suggest enough changes have been made to handle future waves of infection.Read More »
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender called for the release of inmates who do not pose a safety risk or who are nearing the end of their sentences to reduce the overall prison population during the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland courts ...Read More »
At a time when the government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails are slow to help addicted inmates, only now beginning to roll out medicines to help them overcome their cravings. And most of those jails dispense only one of the available drugs.Read More »
SABILLASVILLE — The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services says a sharp increase in reported assaults at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville largely reflects the larger number of children housed there. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday on the agency’s response ...Read More »
General Assembly leaders will hold a joint briefing in June to discuss problems at Maryland's correctional facilities, the latest fallout from a sordid jail scandal revolving around drugs, sex and money in Baltimore.
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is issuing an executive order prohibiting police officers from asking about a person’s citizenship status. Rawlings-Blake issued the order Friday to all city agencies barring discrimination against immigrants. It bars use of city funds to investigate ...Read More »