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Editorial Advisory Board: Time to reform solitary confinement (access required)

There’s an effort for reform of solitary confinement ( also known as “restrictive housing” or “administrative segregation”) in Maryland jails and prisons in the General Assembly. Senate Bill 539 (cross-filed with House Bill 786) seeks some limitations on the practice ...

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Congress looks to relax mandatory prison terms

WASHINGTON — Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the federal prison there, where her daughter Mandy Martinson, a first-time offender, is in the middle of ...

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2 captured after escape from Md. juvenile facility

WESTERNPORT — Authorities say two 17-year-old boys escaped from the Backbone Mountain Youth Center in Garrett County, but were captured within hours. The Cumberland Times-News reports that an Allegany County deputy sheriff and deputies and officers from other agencies found ...

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Justices uphold Md.’s inmate residency law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s “No Representation Without Population Act,” which ties residency to the last address of an inmate rather than the location in which he or she is incarcerated during the U.S. Census. ...

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Maryland gets grant to fight cell phone use in prisons

Maryland has received a federal grant to help fight cell phone use in prisons. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced a $2 million contract over three years with Columbia-based Tecore Networks to deploy technology known as ...

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