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November 22, 2009
Maryland State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for pointing a fake gun at a dump truck driver Friday on the Baltimore Beltway. Troopers arrested the driver, Johnathan Maniah Adams, of Fort Worth, Texas. Adams was being held at the Baltimore County jail. - Associated Press
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
The new tenants at the old Baltimore County jail in Towson say they're often asked about ghosts, but so far have heard nothing — no murmurings from the solitary confinement cell, no whispered prayers from those souls stepping through the heavy metal door to the gallows. That dark gray door is still there, as are many of the cells. The new tenants, though, are happy to be there, starting a new day in the life of the three-story stone building on Bosley Avenue at Towsontown Boulevard that opened as a jail in 1855.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2010
A Randallstown man was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 years for three hold-ups with a sawed-off shotgun in Glen Burnie, one of which he told a friend he would commit so he'd have cash to go to the Kings Dominion amusement park. However, Daniel Hunter Howard, 23, has similar cases pending in Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties -- multiple-count indictments stemming from armed robberies last summer, said Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2010
A Randallstown man was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 years for three hold-ups with a sawed-off shotgun in Glen Burnie, one of which he told a friend he would commit so he'd have cash to go to the Kings Dominion amusement park. However, Daniel Hunter Howard, 23, has similar cases pending in Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties -- multiple-count indictments stemming from armed robberies last summer, said Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
The new tenants at the old Baltimore County jail in Towson say they're often asked about ghosts, but so far have heard nothing — no murmurings from the solitary confinement cell, no whispered prayers from those souls stepping through the heavy metal door to the gallows. That dark gray door is still there, as are many of the cells. The new tenants, though, are happy to be there, starting a new day in the life of the three-story stone building on Bosley Avenue at Towsontown Boulevard that opened as a jail in 1855.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 15, 2004
Baltimore County police are investigating the apparent suicide yesterday of a 45-year-old inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. The body of Edward Sawicki of Dundalk was discovered by another inmate about 7 a.m. in the jail's shower area, a police spokesman said. The inmate appeared to have used strips from a bedsheet to hang himself, authorities said. Jim O'Neill, director of the county Bureau of Corrections, said police are conducting a routine independent investigation of the death.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | May 21, 2009
A 23-year-old Baltimore man was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping two teenagers last year at a light-rail station in Timonium and raping the female victim, crimes the judge in the Baltimore County Circuit Court case called part of "a night of terror." In his decision, Judge Robert N. Dugan relied heavily on a taped jailhouse phone call that Kiheem Malik Taylor made to an ex-girlfriend, in which the defendant essentially implicated himself in the Oct. 10 sexual assault, according to the judge.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
The classes Darryl Moore teaches are the smallest in Baltimore County, and his young students are among the most eager.But most county teachers probably wouldn't envy his month-old assignment: schooling jailed adolescents accused of such crimes as murder, armed robbery and drug dealing. His new job is part of the county's response to juvenile crime, which is increasing in frequency and brutality throughout the nation."It's a captive audience," Mr. Moore acknowledges, adding, "I love it. These guys have a hunger and a thirst for information.
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By Kimball Payne and Kimball Payne,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Though hidden from view by fencing and a 30-foot-deep hole, construction on the $72 million expansion of the Baltimore County Detention Center is moving ahead on schedule, project officials say. "None of the original contractors are over budget," said James P. O'Neill, the recently re-appointed administrator of the county Bureau of Corrections. "We're still in line with the projection to be opening up in November-December of 2004." The expansion, being carried out in two phases, will more than double the number of beds at the jail.
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By Tim Craig | June 3, 2001
SIGNS INSIDE THE old Baltimore County jail on Bosley Avenue warn female inmates not to beat the stifling summer heat by cooling cans of soda in the toilets. Elsewhere on the grounds, 86 male inmates on work-release sleep on bunks in a dimly lighted trailer built for 30. A half-mile away, at the Baltimore County Detention Center on Kenilworth Drive, 90 inmates sleep on mattresses scattered about the floor each night. On Tuesday, in a vote driven largely by the politics of redistricting, the Baltimore County Council cut $70 million from next year's budget for a project that would have doubled the capacity of the detention center over two decades and enabled the county to close the Bosley Avenue jail.
NEWS
November 22, 2009
Maryland State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for pointing a fake gun at a dump truck driver Friday on the Baltimore Beltway. Troopers arrested the driver, Johnathan Maniah Adams, of Fort Worth, Texas. Adams was being held at the Baltimore County jail. - Associated Press
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | May 21, 2009
A 23-year-old Baltimore man was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping two teenagers last year at a light-rail station in Timonium and raping the female victim, crimes the judge in the Baltimore County Circuit Court case called part of "a night of terror." In his decision, Judge Robert N. Dugan relied heavily on a taped jailhouse phone call that Kiheem Malik Taylor made to an ex-girlfriend, in which the defendant essentially implicated himself in the Oct. 10 sexual assault, according to the judge.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 15, 2004
Baltimore County police are investigating the apparent suicide yesterday of a 45-year-old inmate at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. The body of Edward Sawicki of Dundalk was discovered by another inmate about 7 a.m. in the jail's shower area, a police spokesman said. The inmate appeared to have used strips from a bedsheet to hang himself, authorities said. Jim O'Neill, director of the county Bureau of Corrections, said police are conducting a routine independent investigation of the death.
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By Kimball Payne and Kimball Payne,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Though hidden from view by fencing and a 30-foot-deep hole, construction on the $72 million expansion of the Baltimore County Detention Center is moving ahead on schedule, project officials say. "None of the original contractors are over budget," said James P. O'Neill, the recently re-appointed administrator of the county Bureau of Corrections. "We're still in line with the projection to be opening up in November-December of 2004." The expansion, being carried out in two phases, will more than double the number of beds at the jail.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2002
When he was 17 years old, Roscoe Barnes III volunteered for prison ministry work at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. A recently reformed troublemaker, he was driven by a newfound faith in God. Now 41, Barnes has returned to prison ministry as the first full-time chaplain at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. He says that now, "even more, I have a desire to give something, to make a difference." In between, Barnes has followed his talents and his heart in many directions: Army chaplain, theology student, journalist, author and artist, among other titles.
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By Tim Craig | June 3, 2001
SIGNS INSIDE THE old Baltimore County jail on Bosley Avenue warn female inmates not to beat the stifling summer heat by cooling cans of soda in the toilets. Elsewhere on the grounds, 86 male inmates on work-release sleep on bunks in a dimly lighted trailer built for 30. A half-mile away, at the Baltimore County Detention Center on Kenilworth Drive, 90 inmates sleep on mattresses scattered about the floor each night. On Tuesday, in a vote driven largely by the politics of redistricting, the Baltimore County Council cut $70 million from next year's budget for a project that would have doubled the capacity of the detention center over two decades and enabled the county to close the Bosley Avenue jail.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1997
A veteran trouble-shooter for the state's correctional system will take temporary control of Baltimore County's patchwork of prison facilities today, as jail administrator James Dean prepares to retire.Patrick R. Conroy, 54, assistant warden at Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup, an agency of the pre-release system, comes to Towson on loan from the state until county officials can hire a new administrator."It's not a unique experience for me," Conroy said, referring to temporary stints at several state and city detention centers.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2002
When he was 17 years old, Roscoe Barnes III volunteered for prison ministry work at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. A recently reformed troublemaker, he was driven by a newfound faith in God. Now 41, Barnes has returned to prison ministry as the first full-time chaplain at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. He says that now, "even more, I have a desire to give something, to make a difference." In between, Barnes has followed his talents and his heart in many directions: Army chaplain, theology student, journalist, author and artist, among other titles.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1997
A veteran trouble-shooter for the state's correctional system will take temporary control of Baltimore County's patchwork of prison facilities today, as jail administrator James Dean prepares to retire.Patrick R. Conroy, 54, assistant warden at Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup, an agency of the pre-release system, comes to Towson on loan from the state until county officials can hire a new administrator."It's not a unique experience for me," Conroy said, referring to temporary stints at several state and city detention centers.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
The classes Darryl Moore teaches are the smallest in Baltimore County, and his young students are among the most eager.But most county teachers probably wouldn't envy his month-old assignment: schooling jailed adolescents accused of such crimes as murder, armed robbery and drug dealing. His new job is part of the county's response to juvenile crime, which is increasing in frequency and brutality throughout the nation."It's a captive audience," Mr. Moore acknowledges, adding, "I love it. These guys have a hunger and a thirst for information.
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