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Despite win, former teacher still on sex offender registry

A man who the state’s top court said should be removed from the sex offender registry has not yet been taken off the list, according to a motion filed in Washington County Circuit Court.

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Security chief at detention center removed

ANNAPOLIS — A spokesman for Maryland’s public safety and corrections agency says the security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been removed from the job in the aftermath of a federal indictment charging 25 people in a contraband ...

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Task force to be formed to study jail problems

ANNAPOLIS — Leaders in the Maryland General Assembly will appoint a special task force to identify legislative and budgetary measures to address contraband and corruption problems identified at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a federal indictment last week. House ...

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Former female guard alleges sexual assault, harassment

A former state corrections officer was assaulted by a boss who implied she could advance through sexual favors and harassed by fellow officers who called her “Barbie” and pulled on her hair, according to a complaint filed last week in federal court.

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Md. inmate homicides spiked in 2012

HAGERSTOWN — Inmate-on-inmate homicides at Maryland state prisons spiked in 2012 to seven, the highest number in at least 11 years, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said Tuesday. The seven slayings, up from four in 2011, ...

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Top court: Lack of charge in indictment dooms 1992 conviction

It’s never too late to challenge a conviction for an unindicted crime, Maryland’s top court has held. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Court of Appeals vacated Jarmal Johnson’s 1992 conviction for assault-with-intent-to-murder that had gone unchallenged for 16 years. ...

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ACLU of Maryland releases documents on background searches

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is renewing its call for explanations about criminal history database searches of people on an enemies list of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold. The ACLU released more findings on Tuesday after making ...

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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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DNA-on-arrest case heads to high court

With Thursday’s mandate looming and Maryland’s top court holding fast to its decision that collection of DNA on arrest is almost always unconstitutional, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s next step was expected to be a petition to the U.S. Supreme ...

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Inching closer to a special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley and General Assembly leaders are getting closer to calling a special legislative session for the week of May 14. But they’re not ready yet. O’Malley and the presiding officers of the legislature signed 294 bills ...

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