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Hogan on Gun Stores: ‘Hasn’t Been on the Top of My Priority List’

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) deferred to federal guidelines on business operations Friday, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lobbied his...

Public Defender Calls On Courts to Reduce Juvenile Detention During COVID-19 Crisis

Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender filed a brief with the Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday urging the immediate release of some children...

Confirmed Virus Cases in Md. Prisons Jumps Over Four Days

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland's prison system jumped from three to 17 in four days, with 90% of new cases affecting...

AFSCME: Officials Requiring Reassignment of Correctional Officers Exposed to COVID-19 Inmate

Local corrections officers who recently worked overtime shifts at Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI) will be temporarily reassigned to that prison in order to trace...

With COVID-19 Diagnoses in State Prison, Advocates Intensify Calls for Inmate Releases

Attorneys and advocates in Maryland renewed calls for a reduction in the number of inmates at the state’s correctional facilities on Monday, after the...

Maryland Abuse Victims Can Still Seek Protective Orders During COVID-19 Emergency

Maryland courts closed to the public nearly two weeks ago for precautionary measures during the state of emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.In...

New Law in Hand, Maryland A.G. to Hunt Down Profiteers

Armed with a new law that took effect on Monday, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is urging consumers who’ve come across price gouging...

Unions, Corrections Staff Fret About Spread of Virus in Md. Prisons

Union officials representing correctional officers and other frontline employees in prisons across Maryland are sounding the alarm about inadequate protections for staff and inmates...

Opinion: Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby’s Policy Misses the Mark

When the news alert from the Baltimore Sun popped up saying: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby to stop prosecuting drug possession, prostitution, other crimes amid...

Prisoners’ Advocates Ask Hogan to do More to Protect Inmates and Jailers

Last week Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) issued a temporary moratorium on prison visits in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prisoners’ rights advocates...