After 10 years as chief of the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, Capt. Michael Merican is in a situation he says isn’t just difficult, it’s impossible.
Police say an inmate who died in custody after a Taser stun gun was used on her had also been in restraints that included a lightweight mesh hood called a spit net.
A state prison inmate is scheduled for a hearing in Hagerstown on allegations he fatally stabbed another inmate in a gang-related hit at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution.
A man federal prosecutors say fraudulently sold a house owned by a man who was out of the country caring for his sick mother has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Corrections officials say a breach in protocol led to the accidental release of a murder suspect in Baltimore.
A Colombian man in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to three years in prison after prosecutors say he and his Houston-based crew burgled at least 12 homes in Virginia and Maryland.
A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court.
A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.
A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.
Two Washington men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for killing a woman who was to testify against one of them.