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Senators Want To Raise Max Penalty For Murder

Two senators say 30 years in prison isn’t long enough for someone who commits a ghastly murder. But right now, that’s the maximum for defendants convicted of second-degree murder, according to Maryland law.

01/29/2014

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Bill Would Stop Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates

Some of Maryland’s local jails still shackle female inmates as they’re giving birth–a harmful and unnecessary practice, women’s advocates say.

01/28/2014

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Man Sentenced To 100 Years For Repeated Molestation Of Girlfriend’s Daughter

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for the repeated molestation of his girlfriend’s teen daughter.

01/24/2014

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Notoriously Dangerous Md. House Of Correction In Jessup Being Demolished

Old, notorious and dangerous. And now it’s coming down. Maryland’s House of Correction in Jessup is being demolished cell block by cell block.

01/17/2014

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Defendant In 1 Of Md.’s Longest Murder Trials Dies In Prison Hospital

A former Westminster businessman convicted in one of Maryland’s longest murder trials is dead.

01/14/2014

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Former Soldier Gets 7 Years In Terrorism Case

A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military has been sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with the case.

01/13/2014

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‘Jihad Jane’ Gets 10 Years In Deadly Terror Plot That Included Md. Teen Recruit

A federal judge in Philadelphia has agreed to a reduced sentence for a Pennsylvania woman involved in a deadly terror plot, because of her extensive cooperation with investigators. Facing life, Colleen LaRose was sentenced to 10 years.

01/06/2014

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Life Sentence Upheld For Man Convicted In Fatal Shootings In Md. And Del.

The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of man who went on a two-state shooting rampage that left two people dead and four wounded.

12/19/2013

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Teen Gets 30 Years In Fatal 2012 Metro Stabbing

A Maryland teenager has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of another youth at a Washington Metro station.

12/13/2013

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‘Veep’ Star Compares Set In Columbia To Prison; Howard County Executive Responds With Humor

It was a vice presidential flub, but we’re not talking about Joe Biden. Instead, it’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus of HBO’s “Veep” who is apologizing after dissing Howard County in an online interview.

12/13/2013

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Former D.C. Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

A former Washington private school teacher who was once featured on the FBI’s list of most wanted fugitives pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography charges and faces decades in prison.

12/12/2013

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Corruption Scandal Aftermath: New Plan Would Redevelop Baltimore City Detention Center

Sex, drugs and corruption all behind bars. The scandal rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center, and just Tuesday the head of the Department of Corrections stepped down. Now there’s a slew of new proposals to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

12/11/2013

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