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Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Take Step Forward in Senate

A bill is moving forward in the General Assembly that would restore an ex-felon’s voting rights while he is on parole or probation.

03/12/2015

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Court OKs Automatic Solitary for Virginia Death Row Inmates

A divided federal appeals court has upheld Virginia’s policy of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement.

03/10/2015

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Md. Lawmakers Consider Housing for Youth Charged as Adults

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.

03/04/2015

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Police: Restraints, Taser Used on Va. Inmate Before Death

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.

02/19/2015

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Md. Inmate Convicted in Fellow Prisoner’s Killing

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.

12/01/2014

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Man Who Sold House He Didn’t Own Sentenced

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.

11/01/2014

Murder suspect Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was accidentally released Friday from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore. (Photo from CBS Baltimore/WJZ-13)

Employee on Leave After Baltimore Murder Suspect Released

Corrections officials say a breach in protocol led to the accidental release of a murder suspect in Baltimore.

10/21/2014

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Colombian Man Gets 3 Years For Md., Va. Burglaries

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.

10/03/2014

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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.

09/13/2014

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D.C. Drug Dealer Who Escaped Maryland Jail Gets 20 Years

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.

08/28/2014

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