Both chambers of the Maryland legislature have approved bills that would raise the penalties for inmates and correctional officers caught smuggling in contraband.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he would not support spending tens of millions of dollars in state money on a Baltimore jail for youths.
A West Virginia high school principal is going to jail for killing a woman with his car last March near Hagerstown.
An 18-year-old college student says he is traumatized after Havre de Grace Police mistakenly throw him in jail. They claim he was wanted on a federal warrant.
Federal investigators believe more than half of the corrections officers at the Baltimore City jail helped inmates smuggle in contraband. A new set of officers has just been indicted.
Maryland prison officials say they used closed-circuit cameras to stop an attempt to smuggle marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone into the troubled Baltimore city jail.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a jail inmate apparently hanged himself hours after he was denied parole.
Sex and smuggling behind bars. This week, WJZ investigates the long-term corruption inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. The man at the top tells WJZ he has made major changes to clean up the jail.
A former Crisfield police chief who’s previously been charged with arson and theft will serve a year in jail for theft, property destruction and a gun offense.
A Washington law firm says Frederick County immigration enforcement contributed to the suicides of three jail inmates.
A Prince George’s County deputy sheriff and a county corrections officer have been indicted on charges stemming from the assault of a jail inmate.
Maryland’s recidivism rate is down. That means a larger number of people released after serving their sentences are not coming back to the prison system.