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State’s Court System Plans for Jury Trials to Resume in October

The Maryland judiciary is planning a five-phased return after a shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic that will culminate with the resumption of jury trials...

Federal Judge Orders Heightened Response to COVID-19 in Prince George’s Jail

A federal judge will monitor the Prince George’s County jail’s response to COVID-19, expressing deep concern about medical care for detainees in Maryland’s coronavirus...
Pandemic

Hogan Orders Universal Testing in State Correctional Facilities, Expands Access to Supplies

 Maryland will begin universal COVID-19 testing at its prisons and juvenile detention centers, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Wednesday.“Our state continues to...

An Open Letter Urging Gov. Hogan to Free Eraina Pretty

Led by Del. Charlotte Crutchfield (D-Montgomery), 56 members of the General Assembly, including one Republican, Del. Kevin C. Hornberger of Cecil County, wrote to...

Public Defender Calls for COVID-19 Testing at Juvenile Facilities After Carroll County Spike

Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender is calling on the state to test all children in custody of the Department of Juvenile Services for...

Anne Arundel Co. Prosecutor Seeks More Money to Prosecute Capital Gazette Shooter

The top prosecutor in Anne Arundel County is asking the County Council to allocate an additional $60,000 to help cover certain costs associated with...

Frosh Hails Court Decision Allowing Emoluments Lawsuit to Proceed

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) said Thursday they would pursue the 38...

Despite Furor, Eastern Shore Town Approves Zoning for Possible Immigrant Detention Facility

When residents of the Town of Sudlersville joined a virtual commissioner’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday, they could see Town Commission President Ron...
Prison

Growing Old in Prison: How Md. Is Working to Ease Path to Release for...

By Angela RobertsAsk him, and Stanley Mitchell will proudly tell you he works 12 hour days.Over the past seven years, the 71-year-old Charles County...

Department of Juvenile Services Worker Says Contact Tracing Falls Short in Agency Facilities

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to compound, the state government is taking steps to track the virus’ spread.Earlier this week, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...