Both chambers of the Maryland legislature have approved bills that would raise the penalties for inmates and correctional officers caught smuggling in contraband.
The last two defendants in a federal probe of brutality at a Maryland prison are heading for trial in Baltimore.
Four former state prison workers are admitting involvement in the 2008 beating of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
Maryland officials say two correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have suffered minor injuries while subduing an unruly detainee.
Another assault on a correctional officer at the maximum security prison in Western Maryland has union officials demanding three directors be fired.
More criticism aimed at the state’s prison system. Twelve officers at the maximum security facility in Cumberland have been assaulted since June.
Big changes at the Baltimore City Detention Center, just days after the Feds discover sex, drugs and a lucrative business thriving inside the jail walls run by a notorious gang.
Two more former Maryland correctional officers have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in the 2008 beating of an inmate.
Correction officials say four officers were hurt during a fight with inmates at the Jessup Correctional Institution.
Maryland’s prison agency says two correctional officers face possible termination after they were charged with assaulting an inmate.
Maryland corrections officials say five correctional officers have been indicted by a grand jury on assault charges.