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Inmate Death Ruled A Homicide; State Police Have A Suspect

Maryland State Police say the death of an inmate in a Cumberland prison has been ruled a homicide.


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Maryland Inmate Found Dead In Cell; Death May Be Homicide

Corrections officials are investigating the death of an inmate in a Cumberland prison as a possible homicide.



4 Former Md. Death Row Inmates Could Get Medium Security

Maryland’s four remaining death-row inmates would become eligible for transfer to medium-security prisons after Gov. Martin O’Malley signs executive orders commuting their sentences to life without parole.


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Prison Guards Face Suit For Pepper Spraying Inmate

A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court.


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Warden Fired At Max-Security Western Md. Prison

Maryland’s prison agency said it has fired the warden of the North Branch Correctional Institution because his leadership failures created distrust and safety risks at the maximum-security lockup where a correctional officer was stabbed last year.



Union Committee To Address Md. Prison Security

The Maryland state workers union says it has formed a committee to suggest security improvements at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution.


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Man Gets 30 More Years For Fellow Inmate’s Death

Allegany County prosecutors say a North Branch Correctional Institution inmate has been sentenced to an additional 30 years in prison in the death of a fellow inmate.


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Md. Corrections Officer Speaks Out After Attack

A corrections officer in western Maryland says he received a blood transfusion and was treated for about 10 stab wounds after being attacked by an inmate.


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Officer Hospitalized After Being Stabbed By Inmate

Corrections officials say a guard at a maximum security prison in Cumberland has been stabbed by an inmate.


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Inmate Death After Assault Ruled A Homicide

Maryland State Police say an inmate has died after being assaulted at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland.


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Md. Prison Makes Memorial To Public Safety Workers

A state prison in Allegany County is dedicating a memorial to public safety workers made of bricks salvaged from the Baltimore Coliseum.



8 Injured In Md. Prison Assaults

A Maryland corrections spokesman says eight correctional officers suffered minor injuries in two separate
assaults New Year’s Eve at the North Branch Correctional Institution.