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said continues Obama’s push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.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.
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.