A state prison inmate is charged with first-degree murder in the asphyxiation last year of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.
A man convicted of killing a witness to a 2000 murder in Washington has been sentenced to 38 years to life in prison.
A Maryland bill that would put prison sentences of life without parole in the hands of judges needs more time for consideration, lawmakers said.
Maryland’s prison agency says an inmate was accidentally scalded to death by steam and hot water after he damaged a heating unit in his cell at the Jessup Correctional Institution.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama’s push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
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.
A divided federal appeals court has upheld Virginia’s policy of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement.
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.