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The buzz behind bars

Declining bee populations nationwide are motivating prison programs like the one at Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, above. (Capital News Service)

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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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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