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Nov 12, 2018

Probation can be violated in prison, Md. appeals court rules

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 […]

Oct 2, 2017

Trial begins for Benghazi attack’s alleged leader

O.J., Supreme Court and a probation question get your week started.

Jul 13, 2016

Union takes issue with Md. parole, probation vacancies

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.

Oct 19, 2015

Md. panel looks to reduce costs of probation

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 […]

Feb 4, 2015


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.

Jan 26, 2015

Top court reinstates kidnapper’s violation-of-probation conviction

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.

Jul 29, 2014

Baltimore felon abuses second chance, faces extended 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.

Mar 26, 2014

Leopold can run

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.

Julius Henson
Feb 27, 2014

Despite ruling, Henson will run

For a man facing four months in jail, Julius Henson appeared rather relieved and upbeat Thursday afternoon. Now he could get back to campaigning.

Jan 7, 2013

A breath of fresh air on the news

The thought that an ex-convict could get a federal government job was intriguing and I wanted to know more.

Jun 27, 2012

Werdesheim receives probation in neighborhood watch beating case

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. […]

Jan 22, 2012

Panetta lifts ‘probation’ on Marines’ F-35

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 […]

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