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Suspicious Death Of Inmate At State Prison Probed

Maryland’s prison agency says state police are investigating the death of an inmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland as a possible homicide.

07/29/2015

Larry Hogan, governor of Maryland, poses for photographs at a media event before boarding the L0 series magnetic levitation (maglev) train, developed by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central), for a trial run at the Yamanashi Maglev Test Track site in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. JR Central hopes to introduce maglev train simultaneously in Japan and U.S., Honorary Chairman Yoshiyuki Kasai said after riding the Maglev train with Hogan outside Tokyo. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Maryland Board To Consider Abolishing 63 Positions

The Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider abolishing 63 positions in the state’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

07/16/2015

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Inmate Died From Steam, Burns After Damaging Heating Unit

Maryland’s prison agency says an inmate was accidentally scalded to death by steam and hot water after he damaged a heating unit in his cell at the Jessup Correctional Institution.

04/08/2015

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State Prison Inmate Stabbed Near Hagerstown

The state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says a 46-year-old inmate is recovering from multiple stab wounds he suffered at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

05/12/2014

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Criminal Justice Majors Have Exciting Career Prospects In Baltimore

Good communication skills, completing an internship and earning a Criminal Justice degree are just the start to creating a safer Baltimore.

04/14/2014

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Authorities Seek Inmate Mistakenly Released

Corrections authorities are looking for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Jessup prison.

12/07/2012

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Corrections Officials Looking For Offender Who Escaped From Home Detention

The Baltimore Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) says an offender awaiting trial has escaped from home detention.

09/06/2012

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Md. Inmate Aids Prison Worker During Assault

Maryland correctional officials say a convicted murderer came to the aid of a female prison worker when she was assaulted by another inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

02/18/2011

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Md. Inmate Dead After TV Attack

Authorities say a state prison inmate is dead after another prisoner bludgeoned him with a television set at the Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

02/14/2011