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Former Maryland Death Row Inmate Spurns Commutation

A Maryland inmate whose death sentence was commuted to life in prison without parole is hoping to argue for less time behind bars.

02/04/2015

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Family Upset About Death Of Md. Inmate 1 Week After Release

The family of a man found dead under a bridge a week after he was released from jail on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is blaming the detention facility for contributing to his death.

01/29/2015

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Charges Dropped Against Former Md. Inmate In Prison Slaying

Washington County prosecutors are dropping charges that a former state prison inmate concealed a homemade knife used in a slaying at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

01/21/2015

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Patuxent Institute Inmates Train Puppies For Life Beyond Bars

The odds of finding good homes for shelter animals are sometimes stacked against a happy ending. But there is a unique route to adoption.

11/06/2014

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Federal Inmate From Md. Accused Of Attacking Prison Worker In Illinois

A Maryland man serving a 60-year federal prison sentence has pleaded not guilty to charges he assaulted a correctional officer in Illinois.

10/28/2014

Rodriquez Purnell was releases from Baltimore correctional custody Friday by mistake. Photo credit: MD Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Lawmaker Blasts Baltimore Murder Suspect’s Release

A massive search is on for a man charged with murder after corrections officials accidentally released him from a detention facility in downtown Baltimore.

10/21/2014

Rodriquez Purnell was releases from Baltimore correctional custody Friday by mistake. Photo credit: MD Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Inmate Mistakenly Released In Baltimore

Police are looking for a man after he was mistakenly released from custody.

10/20/2014

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Inmate Found With Loaded Gun At D.C. Courthouse

The U.S. Marshals Service says an inmate was brought to District of Columbia Superior Court with a loaded handgun in his underpants.

10/08/2014

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Inmate Pleads Guilty To 1979 Murder In Harford County

A prison inmate has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a decades-old slaying of an Edgewood shopkeeper.

10/07/2014

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Man Reconvicted In Wife’s 1972 Murder In Maryland

A man who spent more than 40 years in prison for his wife’s 1972 murder in Prince George’s County has been convicted of the crime a second time.

09/19/2014

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Corrections Officer Beaten By Md. Inmate

A correctional officer who was beaten by an inmate has been released from the hospital.

08/02/2014

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Prison Knitting Class Not Necessarily About Knitting

In a library room with bare shelves, Lynn Zwerling dumped balls of yarn, needles and scissors onto two folding tables and sat down to knit with her class. A new student entered the room: peach fuzz on his chin, temple fade haircut, wearing a gray Department of Corrections sweater.

07/06/2014

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