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Md. corrections officer charged in plot to smuggle drugs

HAGERSTOWN — Officials say a correctional officer at Hagerstown prison has been charged with trying to smuggle drugs into the facility. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said in a news release that 52-year-old Patrick Merson of Waynesboro, ...

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The buzz behind bars

John Anderson and James Jones walked into their classroom at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown on a recent morning wearing their jumpsuits to start another day of work. But the inmates’ jumpsuits were thick, protective body suits with a mesh head cover, and their classroom was actually a yard-- filled with thousands of buzzing bees.

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Inmate gets default judgment for $2M

An inmate at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction has secured a $2 million default judgment against three corrections officers he said beat him and planted a murder weapon on him. Bradford Matthews filed the lawsuit in May 2009 seeking ...

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Escaped Maryland inmate captured in Baltimore

Maryland State Police say an inmate is back in custody one day after he escaped from the state prison complex near Hagerstown. They say Baltimore City Police detectives and a state police fugitive team captured 36-year-old Jerome Taylor shortly after ...

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Arguments set in Maryland prison strip search appeal

HAGERSTOWN — A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments about the strip searches of eight workers at a Maryland state prison near Hagerstown. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is set to hear Tuesday from ...

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