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December 9, 2006
562--Number of registered sex offenders in Baltimore County as of Oct. 9, 2006. (Source: state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services)
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A search is underway for a man who escaped from home detention in Belair-Edison this past week, according to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Brian Cherry, 35, of the 2900 block of Erdman Avenue, was last seen Monday, officials said. Officials believe he cut off his ankle monitoring unit and left his home. Investigators said he is believed to be staying in the Northeast Baltimore area. Cherry, who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, is serving a five-year sentence for possession of a firearm.
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August 7, 1998
In a July 18 article, The Sun incorrectly reported the name of the state agency involved in a contract dispute with PHP Health Care Corp. The controversy involves the Department of Public ++ Safety and Correctional Services.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 8/07/98
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang's extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1999
Youth Services International Inc. surprised investors yesterday by warning of another quarterly loss and telling shareholders they'll receive less than expected in the company's merger with Correctional Services Corp.Under a revised formula, Correctional Services would pay about $35.3 million in stock for Owings Mills-based Youth Services, down from $48.1 million under terms announced in September.It was another blow for the struggling juvenile corrections company, which only a year ago had a stock market value of about $200 million.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Corrections officials have given the "all clear" and say operations at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center have returned to normal after a bomb threat Friday morning. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced via Twitter that the situation has been resolved. The threatening phone call came from outside the building, according to Detective Brandon Echevarria, a Baltimore police spokesman.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
A man arrested for attempted theft was mistakenly released from custody, the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said Monday. Nathan Cockrell, who's charged with attempted theft of less than $100, was set free from the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center about 7 a.m. Friday, officials said. City and state police were notified. "He has not returned to the facility," a statement from authorities said. tricia.bishop@baltimoresun.com
NEWS
May 29, 2013
The only thing more amusing than Gov. Martin O'Malley's response to the incompetence and negligence of yet another of his state agencies (in this case, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services) by calling a "task force" ("O'Malley forms task force on city jail," May 28), is his denomination of it as a "powerful new weapon in our arsenal. " He should be a carnival barker. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2001
For more than two years, employees at the Victor Cullen Center, one of the state's three largest juvenile jails, falsified documents to hide the number of assaults by guards against teens. Juvenile justice investigator Peter Keefer concluded in an internal memo, written in September 2000 and obtained Tuesday by The Sun, that at least 229 reports were altered, destroyed or simply not filed. "This would lead one to reasonably conclude that physical abuse occurred at Victor Cullen and went unreported," the memo stated.
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials say an Essex man violated his home detention Wednesday when he took off his monitoring device and left his residence. Officials say Delonte Mack, 24, left his residence in the 1400 block of Winter Park Circle about 2 p.m., violating his detention from a theft case. Authorities searched for Mack around his home but could not find him, and officials said he remained at large as of Thursday evening. Police are asking that anyone with information about Mack call 911.
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials say an Essex man violated his home detention Wednesday when he took off his monitoring device and left his residence. Officials say Delonte Mack, 24, left his residence in the 1400 block of Winter Park Circle about 2 p.m., violating his detention from a theft case. Authorities searched for Mack around his home but could not find him, and officials said he remained at large as of Thursday evening. Police are asking that anyone with information about Mack call 911.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
A minimum security inmate escaped from Dorsey Run Correctional Facility in Jessup early Monday and was captured hours later in the home of an acquaintance. According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Larence Godfrey escaped at about 4:50 a.m. by scaling a perimeter fence. Officials said he covered razor wire atop the fence with blankets. He was captured around 8 p.m. Facility staff noticed the blankets covering the razor wire at approximately 6:15 a.m., and initiated an inmate count.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
A tier of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup remained on lockdown Friday, a day after three inmates were stabbed in an argument among several prisoners. Two men suffered wounds that were not life-threatening. Another man, who was stabbed several times in the upper body, was "seriously injured," but his condition Friday was unknown, said Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Paramedics were summoned to the medium-security prison in the 7800 block of House of Correction Road at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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By Quinn Kelley and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers. Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave this week from the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. His termination is effective Feb. 17. Shearin said the move surprised him because he believed he was restoring order to the facility after an August attack on an officer that led to the reassignment of the prison's security chief.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
A woman who was mistakenly released from a Jessup women's prison earlier this month was captured Friday morning in Southeast Baltimore without incident, officials said. Sierra Scipioni was serving two concurrent sentences of 18 months and six months for first-degree burglary and theft, respectively, in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women starting in June 2012. The theft conviction was a 10-year sentence with all but six months suspended, and it included two years of supervised probation.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
The sudden resignation of Gary D. Maynard as secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has huge implications both immediate as well as a few years down the road ( "State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down," Dec. 10). The immediate impact points to the instability of Mr. Maynard's leadership - or lack of it - as state and federal authorities continue their investigation of an alleged takeover of the Baltimore City Detention Center by the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang.
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By Jessica Anderson | June 25, 2008
A correctional officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been arrested and charged with drug offenses after another officer saw marijuana being passed to a prisoner, according to a statement yesterday by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. According to court documents, Tonyette Yeargin, 19, of Northeast Baltimore was arrested Saturday on charges that include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and delivery of illegal contraband. The statement says a correctional officer witnessed the incident and notified authorities.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | August 20, 2008
Two inmates at the Jessup Correctional Institution were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being stabbed during an altercation, officials said. The inmates were suffering from serious injuries after the confrontation, which took place in a common area of one of the housing units, officials said. Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said one of the inmates was serving a life sentence for murder, and the other was serving a seven-year sentence for drug possession with intent to distribute.
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By Sarah Hainesworth, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
Maryland inmates on work duty have long been given a highly visible job: picking up garbage along the state's highways. Though the work has helped keep shoulders and medians free of litter, corrections officials acknowledge it doesn't do much to prepare prisoners for life on the outside. So the state has been trying to detail inmates to public service projects that offer job skills that might help them re-enter society. On Tuesday, state and local officials held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate one such project - the completion of more than 200 new or rebuilt handicapped-accessible curbs in Westminster.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Corrections officials have given the "all clear" and say operations at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center have returned to normal after a bomb threat Friday morning. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced via Twitter that the situation has been resolved. The threatening phone call came from outside the building, according to Detective Brandon Echevarria, a Baltimore police spokesman.
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