The Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to require incoming correctional officers to pass a polygraph exam.
Three current and one former correctional officer in Baltimore were indicted by a Baltimore City grand jury in two assaults involving five inmates.
The governor has signed a series of bills aimed at preventing another corruption scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore Jail.
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.