Convicts can be found to have violated the terms of their probation while still in prison, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in revoking the scheduled release of a man who made threatening phone calls from prison to his ex-girlfriend. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said violation of probation does not […]
O.J., Supreme Court and a probation question get your week started.
Maryland's largest state employee's union is expected to plans to discuss what it calls a "severe staff shortages of parole and probation agents and support staff and the lack of hiring" at the agency at a time when it is preparing for expected larger caseloads.
ANNAPOLIS — A state panel is eyeing changes to Maryland’s probation system to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated, using the savings to pay for additional drug and mental health treatment and other recidivism reduction programs. The Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council is considering the recommendations as part of an overall effort to change […]
Allowing trial judges to unilaterally reclassify the status of an individual’s driver’s license and bypass the MVA system severely impedes the ability of the MVA to monitor which Maryland-licensed drivers are currently permitted to drive.
Convicts released on probation must comply with the “lawful instructions” of their probation agents, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled in sending a convicted kidnapper and sex offender back to prison to serve out the remaining six years of his 20-year sentence.
A convicted felon’s failure to heed a judge’s advice landed him back in prison and led the jurist to sentence his to two years for violating probation.
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is guilty of misconduct in office but cannot be banned from running again as a condition of probation, an appellate panel held Wednesday.
For a man facing four months in jail, Julius Henson appeared rather relieved and upbeat Thursday afternoon. Now he could get back to campaigning.
The thought that an ex-convict could get a federal government job was intriguing and I wanted to know more.
A former member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group convicted in the 2010 beating of a black teenager in Baltimore received a suspended sentence Wednesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Eliyahu Werdesheim, 24, was handed a three-year suspended sentence and three years of probation for convictions on charges of second-degree assault and false imprisonment. […]
PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military is committed to developing the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet, but he warned that the program is “not out of the woods yet.” Standing in front of one of the fighter aircraft at Patuxent River Naval Air […]