At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) refused to question U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, referencing that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, and that any other American who failed to comply with a Justice Dept. subpoena “would be in jail.”
Two people have been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for prostituting a 15-year-old girl.
A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail in 2011 is going to prison.
A former doctor at the D.C. Jail has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a male inmate who went to him for medical care.
A former correctional officer in Charles County has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a minor.
Seventeen inmates in Prince George’s County are receiving their high school diplomas.
A man who was on probation for a sex offense has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for receiving child pornography.
A judge has approved the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Richmond City Jail inmate who died of heat exposure.
Maryland and Virginia are among nine states that saw their prison populations drop by more than 1,000 last year, which is indicative of a nationwide trend.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said that going to jail may be an effective way to protest a federal mandate that employers cover contraceptives in insurance plans.