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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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Suspicious death of inmate at Md. prison probed

CUMBERLAND — Maryland’s prison agency says state police are investigating the death of an inmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland as a possible homicide. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says the 30-year-old inmate was ...

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Maryland inmate found dead in cell; death may be homicide

CUMBERLAND — Corrections officials are investigating the death of an inmate in a Cumberland prison as a possible homicide. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says 59-year-old Terrance Cirata was found dead in his cell at North Branch ...

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Hogan, board defer Md. corrections job cuts

ANNAPOLIS — The three-member Board of Public Works delayed action on a proposal to cut 63 positions from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The proposal would represent the first job cuts under Gov. Larry Hogan, who ...

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Lawsuit claims Md. departments violated ADA

A Maryland correctional officer is suing the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying him reasonable accommodations for his temporary vision impairment. After forcing Daniel Price to take five months of unpaid leave, the state Department of Budget and Management — which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit — billed Price for the entire cost of his health insurance plan and did not inform him of his right to continued coverage under the Public Health Services Act, the complaint states.

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