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Group seeks court order releasing Prince George’s detainees (access required)

Citing the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a prisoners’ rights group is seeking a federal court order to release medically vulnerable detainees from the Prince George’s County jail to protect them from contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus. ...

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Baltimore jail plaintiffs, state agree to extend settlement agreement (access required)

A settlement agreement governing improvements at Baltimore jails, set to expire next June, will continue until 2022 after the plaintiffs and state agreed to extend it. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in 1971, filed a motion in ...

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Plaintiffs in Baltimore jail lawsuit allege failure to comply with settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs in a decades-long lawsuit over conditions at Baltimore’s jails are asking a federal judge to extend the life of their 2016 settlement with the state due to “overwhelming evidence” of noncompliance with its terms. The motion, filed Thursday in ...

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ACLU of Md. asks state to end new prison book policy (access required)

Maryland prison officials violate the First Amendment rights of prisoners by severely limiting their access to books, including literary classics that explore the human condition and would assist in the convicts’ rehabilitation, the ACLU of Maryland stated in a letter Thursday urging the state’s head of corrections to end the restrictions.

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