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Md. County Settles 2 Jail Suicide Lawsuits

Frederick County has settled two wrongful death lawsuits stemming from suicides of county jail inmates.

12/19/2014

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Tavon White Back On Stand In BGF Trial

Testimony continues. The alleged ringleader of the Black Guerilla Family gang, Tavon White, took the stand again Monday.

12/15/2014

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Alleged BGF Leader Continues His Testimony In Corruption Case

Crimes of opportunity. For the third day, reported Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon White took the stand with explosive testimony on the rampant corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

12/03/2014

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Jury Selection Begins In Trial For Remaining 8 Charged In Baltimore Jail Scandal

Jury selection began Monday in the racketeering case that rocked the Baltimore City jail. Last year, FBI investigators uncovered a drug smuggling operation that included not only members of the Black Guerilla Family gang but also correctional officers. Now the last eight of the defendants are heading to trial.

11/17/2014

Credit: Ocean City Police Department

Woman In Ocean City Holding Cell Sets Underwear On Fire

Ocean City Police say a woman in a jail holding cell set fire to her panties and put them on a wall phone, causing the device to melt.

11/14/2014

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

Employee On Paid Leave After Murder Suspect’s Mistaken Release

A Maryland Department of Corrections employee is now suspended with pay after a murder suspect was mistakenly released from prison this weekend.

10/22/2014

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BGF Defendants Will Only Learn Witnesses 1 Week Ahead Of Trial

A move to protect witnesses testifying against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family. A city judge has granted an unusual protection order.

09/18/2014

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Sentencing Continues In BGF Prison Scandal

Seven new guilty pleas in the drugs, sex and smuggling case that rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center.

09/12/2014

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Jail Won’t Hold Immigrants Without Probable Cause

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date only if there is probable cause that a crime […]

08/29/2014

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D.C. Drug Dealer Who Escaped Md. Jail Gets 20 Years

A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.

08/27/2014

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Police Probe Md. Man’s Death In Western Pa. Jail

State police are investigating the death of a Maryland man in a western Pennsylvania jail.

06/04/2014

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Woman Who Drunkenly Smothered Baby Gets 15 Months

While breastfeeding her 2-month-old daughter, Yadina Morales passed out drunk, smothering the girl with her body. On Tuesday, she told a judge that she wakes up every day wishing she had died instead.

06/03/2014

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