What legalization of marijuana means for Maryland’...
By Capital News Service | December 6, 2022 | News | 0 |
Coalition seeks voting access for Marylanders awai...
By Capital News Service | October 18, 2022 | News | 0 |
Adnan Syed returns home, neighbor recalls memories...
By Capital News Service | October 11, 2022 | News | 0 |
Release of Adnan Syed focuses attention on Marylan...
By Capital News Service | September 24, 2022 | News | 0 |
Maryland bill would provide voting info to the inc...
By Capital News Service | February 12, 2021 | General Assembly | 0 |
Lawmakers consider powerful testimony on transgender rights for inmates
by Capital News Service | February 23, 2023 | General Assembly | 0 |
When Nicole Wells, a trans woman, was incarcerated in 2018 at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, she experienced the mistreatment that many trans women inmates go through, according to testimony this week on an anti-discrimination bill.Read More
What legalization of marijuana means for Maryland’s criminal justice system
by Capital News Service | December 6, 2022 | News | 0 |
Marylanders voted last month to allow the legalization of cannabis for recreational use, making the state the 22nd jurisdiction and the last state in the DMV area to do so. The legislation, which goes into full effect on July 1, 2023, allows the possession and sale of cannabis products up to one ounce for anyone 21 or older, and will mean the expungement of cannabis-related records for thousands of people.Read More
Coalition seeks voting access for Marylanders awaiting trial
by Capital News Service | October 18, 2022 | News | 0 |
Thousands of Maryland residents will not cast a ballot in this year’s election because they are behind bars. They have not had their voting rights taken from them. In fact, they have not been convicted of a crime. But because they are in jail prior to adjudication, they won’t get voting information. They won’t get a ballot. They won’t vote.Read More
Adnan Syed returns home, neighbor recalls memories of young Syed
by Capital News Service | October 11, 2022 | News | 0 |
Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn, citing prosecutorial misconduct, vacated Syed’s conviction September 19 on charges he murdered Lee. Phinn said in her ruling, prosecutors withheld evidence crucial to Syed’s defense.Read More
Release of Adnan Syed focuses attention on Maryland wrongful prosecutions
by Capital News Service | September 24, 2022 | News | 0 |
Attorney Erica Suter recalled the disbelief in the voice of her high-profile client, Adnan Syed, the subject of the viral podcast “Serial,” when the judge told him he was being released from prison after 23 years for a murder Syed says he did not commit.Read More
Maryland bill would provide voting info to the incarcerated
by Capital News Service | February 12, 2021 | General Assembly | 0 |
Those incarcerated awaiting trial or convicted of misdemeanors would be able to register to vote and learn about their voting rights under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this year.Read More
Growing old in prison: How Maryland is working to ease the path to release for a low-risk, high-cost population
by Capital News Service | April 30, 2020 | COVID-19, News | 0 |
One report predicted that by 2030, people over 50 will make up one-third of the U.S. prison population.Read More
Coronavirus spreads in Washington region’s prisons
by Capital News Service | April 11, 2020 | COVID-19, News | 0 |
The number of coronavirus cases inside correctional facilities across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia are rising, while inmates, staff and their families grow more concerned.Read More
Correctional officers respond to Baltimore City prison scandal
by Len Lazarick | May 1, 2013 | News | 4 |
The union that represents Maryland correctional officers responded Tuesday to the scandal that led to the federal indictment of 13 Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers for helping a national gang run a criminal enterprise within the walls of the prison. The officers complained of lack of staffing and systemic weaknesses.Read More
Committee chairman unhappy about potential fraud uncovered in audit
State prison officials Tuesday told legislators reviewing a very negative audit of their Baltimore Region financial operations that personnel problems helped cause large gaps in financial accountability, but they were making changes.
“Looking at this audit, it’s horrendous some of those things that occurred,” said Gary Maynard, secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services. “But I think those things will be of the past and we will move forward,” because the unit had been reorganized.Read More
State auditors seek criminal probe into possible fraud and misuse of money in Baltimore-area prisons
by admin | November 8, 2010 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
There were so many opportunities for fraud and misuse of money by workers in the Baltimore region of the state prison system that state auditors are asking the attorney general to look into possible criminal charges.
Auditors found an “almost complete lack of control and accountability” for the corrections region’s working funds, uncovering included thousands of dollars in penalties for bounced checks, checking accounts out of balance by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and checks machine-signed by people who no longer worked at the department.Read More
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