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Tag Archives: Prison

Study finds low recidivism, potential savings to releasing older prisoners (access required)

Though Maryland’s prison population is down and legislative changes have reduced sentences for a number of nonviolent offenses, the reform discussion has not addressed a significant portion of the prison population: violent offenders who have served decades of their life ...

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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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Judge dismisses part of wrongful death suit stemming from prison heart attack (access required)

A federal judge has dismissed an Eighth Amendment complaint brought against employees of a Western Maryland prison accused of failing to provide adequate accommodations for an inmate’s medical issues which allegedly led to his fatal heart attack. U.S. District Judge ...

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With new rules on kissing, touching, Md. prisons see less contraband (access required)

TOWSON  — The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has seen a decrease in drug contraband found during inmate visitation periods after the implementation of a policy limiting kissing and touching. The Capital reports that since the policy ...

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Trials set for 3 accused in prison drone smuggling case (access required)

CUMBERLAND — Trial dates have been set for three men accused of trying to use a small, remote-controlled aircraft to smuggle drugs, tobacco and pornography into a maximum-security state prison in western Maryland. Twenty-five-year-old Thaddeus Shortz of Knoxville and 43-year-old ...

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