City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen says Gov. Larry Hogan’s planned study about whether to turn the shuttered Baltimore Men’s Detention Center into a drug treatment facility is unnecessary, as plenty inmates are already suffering from opioid dependence.
A planned partial demolition of Baltimore’s correctional complex off of I-83 will bring down an iconic castle-like administration building overlooking E. Madison Street, the turreted west wing of the Metropolitan Transit Center and the men’s and women’s detention centers, according to diagrams from state documents.
A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.
With Heather Cook’s First Parole Hearing Approaching, a Letter-Writing Effort Aims to Keep Her in Prison
Baltimoreans are reacting with surprise and anger to the possibility that former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook may be released from prison this spring, less than two years after she received a seven-year sentence for a drunk-driving hit-and-run accident that killed a Baltimore cyclist and father of two.
Over the weekend, police in Cumberland, Maryland arrested two men for trying to smuggle drugs, tobacco, and porn into a maximum security prison. That in itself is not that unusual; what was unique about this case, however, was the method they’d chosen for their smuggling.
Right now, included among the inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center are 43 youths who have been charged and tried as adults — they are kids, convicted of things like “murder, rape, assault, handgun violations and robbery with a deadly weapon.” Maryland has been tasked with improving the conditions these young people endure –which have included “assaults, lax oversight by correction officers, and stifling heat” according to the Sun.
Sounds like somebody took that book Choke a little too close to heart: police recently released a warning about a seizure-faking restaurant scammer in the Baltimore area. Andrew Palmer (pictured above) has just gotten out of prison and unless he’s made some major life-adjustments, restaurants had better be on the lookout for the 45-year-old.