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Federal jury awards $700K to man in prison assault civil case (access required)

A federal jury awarded $700,000 Monday to a man assaulted by prison guards in 2013, finding the three guards as well as two supervisors liable for the attack. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic ...

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Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit against state for assault by prison guards (access required)

A lawsuit alleging supervisory negligence in a 2013 assault by guards in a Baltimore prison can proceed against the state after a judge denied Wednesday a motion to dismiss.

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Prison officials oppose limits on restrictive housing (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Representatives from Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services hope to reduce reliance on restrictive housing in prison facilities but voiced opposition Tuesday to a bill in the General Assembly that would severely limit its use. Inmates ...

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Md. man sues over retroactive sex offender registration order (access required)

A Maryland man who was required to register as a sex offender for an incident that took place prior to the registration law’s effective date has filed a civil rights suit against the state. Mark Anthony Harding alleges he was ...

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Advocacy groups seek changes to ‘solitary confinement’ in Md. prisons (access required)

Legislation to reduce use of restrictive housing in Maryland prisons is expected to be reintroduced in the 2018 General Assembly session because circumstances have not improved over the years the issue has been tracked, advocates said Thursday. Maryland places individuals ...

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