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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 Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating how an image that appears to be a murder victim's wrapped body was posted to the Facebook page of the accused killer - while he was behind bars. The image posted to the Facebook page of 28-year-old Jermaine Jackson around 4 p.m. Monday shows a large object on a basement floor wrapped in a sheet and plastic. That's how police said the body of his boyfriend Andre Nicholas, also 28, had been found by officers after Jackson allegedly confessed to his mother that he had stabbed Nicholas.
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April 26, 2013
Baltimoreans are discovering that the inmates have been running the Baltimore City Detention Center, namely the BGF or Black Guerrilla Family ("Corruption alleged at jail," April 24). Tavon "Bulldog" White, a leader in the BGF gang was quoted as saying "This is my jail. " Who would argue with him, as the incriminating article did not mention the name of the detention center's warden? Now that it's been resolved as to who is running the prison, it makes me question how this situation devolved into its current state.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
When Maryland Transportation Authority police charged Olympian Michael Phelps with driving under the influence last week, they had two choices about what to do next: They could release him to a friend or family member, or take him to jail. In Phelps' case, they chose the first option. After the swimmer flunked roadside sobriety tests, according to court documents, officers took him back to a police station. After he took a Breathalyzer test that registered a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level, Phelps signed some paperwork and was released to a "responsible adult," police have said.
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By Peter Hermann | February 2, 2012
From the Baltimore Sun's Jill Rosen: Ethan Phillip Weibman who plead guilty last fall to animal abuse in the death of one cat and the beating of another was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in prison. After District Judge Charles A. Chiapparelli's ruling, officers immediately took the 20-year-old, a short-time Baltimore resident originally from a wealthy hamlet in Westchester County, N.Y., into custody, as his mother shrieked in protest. “It's not just a crime, it's a person I'm sentencing,” Chiapparelli said.
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August 7, 2012
I have been reading with great interest the recent articles on the Baltimore City Detention Center and Central Booking ("City jail oversight said to be lacking," Aug. 6). Conspicuous by its absence is any mention of the abhorrent conditions defense lawyers face when attempting to have meaningful interviews with clients. In the BCDC, we are forced to conduct interviews in filthy, cramped booths equipped with equally filthy backless iron stools. More often than not, there is no real privacy or ability to go over audio tapes, etc. These conditions are deplorable, along with the loud yelling of inmates as well as the officers.
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December 17, 2013
In response to the article "Replace city jail, lawmakers urge" (Dec. 12), are they serious? Half a billion dollars to replace the jail? The jail is not the problem. The jailers are the problem. And the "state legislative commission" is planning to rob every Maryland taxpayer instead of correcting the corrections officers. Ludicrous! Jim Nealey, Severna Park - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Despite objections from youth advocates and some city lawmakers, momentum is building in the State House to construct a new 120-bed jail in Baltimore for youths who are charged as adults. Debate over the proposed jail has swirled in Baltimore and the halls of Annapolis since 2010, with state officials demanding more space for imprisoned youths and advocates saying the resources would be better spent on education and prevention. "I think that it has been studied enough," said Del. Adrienne A. Jones, after a House Capital Budget Subcommittee briefing on the project Wednesday morning.
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December 12, 2013
The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously. The recommendation that the state prioritize its long-range plan to replace the antiquated facility at a cost of $533 million has gotten much of the attention, but fortunately, most of the items in the report are easier to implement - and possibly more consequential.
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April 1, 2010
Baltimore County police continue to search for a prisoner who was mistakenly released from the county's detention center Monday. Kevin Taron Kent, 26, was released by staff at the detention center, according to a news release from the Police Department. He was arrested Friday for narcotics violations and had been denied bail, according to police. Kent's last known address is in the 3300 block of Orlando Ave. in Baltimore. Police describe him as a black male, 5 foot 9, 190 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
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September 29, 2014
Finally! With Eric Holder's resignation, thus ends the embarrassing reign of the nation's top attorney ( "The Holder legacy," Sept. 28). Charged with upholding the properly enacted laws of Congress (which express the will of the American people), Mr. Holder, along with his equally responsible chum, President Barack Obama, arrogantly chose not to uphold or defend several laws like the Defense of Marriage Act. Argue what you will about the same-sex marriage issue, it was not Mr. Holder's job to decide what should or should not be. That's the job of Congress.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
An inmate at the Carroll County Detention Center died Sunday after being found unresponsive in his cell Friday. About 2 p.m. Friday, correctional officer found Ronnie Mosko, 43, of Westminster alone and unresponsive in his holding cell. Medics worked to revive him and transported him to Carroll Medical Center. He remained in critical condition for most of the weekend, but he was pronounced death about 4 a.m. Sunday. Mosko was arrested on Wednesday night for a non-violent domestic related offense.
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Ian Duncan | August 16, 2014
Malik Smallwood lounged in front of Baltimore's Juvenile Justice Center, puffing on a cigarette and his recalling his teenage years spent in and out of the facility - he called it "kiddie camp. " Now 18, Smallwood said temptation loomed on the streets. Detention, in a way, was easier and saved him from that. Yet any attempts to rehabilitate him at the East Baltimore facility didn't do much good, he acknowledged. He had returned for a hearing on his latest juvenile charge. Baltimore law enforcement officials and child advocates have long questioned the efficacy and ethics of locking up juveniles accused of breaking the law, arguing it can doom them to a life of crime.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
After a woman picked out a photo of Tyree Threatt and said he was the man who robbed her off Reisterstown Road a month and a half ago, Baltimore detectives quickly got a warrant for his arrest, and they hauled him down to Central Booking over the past weekend, where he was held in lieu of $75,000 bail. There was just one problem: Records show that the 21-year-old Baltimore man was jailed in another case at the time of the robbery. A public defender who represented Threatt this week says he laid out jail records before a judge Monday showing that his client had what might have been the best possible alibi.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The nightclub insurer promised to fight for its clients - its promotional material shows a man socked in the face with a boxing glove. But founder Jeffrey B. Cohen fights everything. He went after competitors, clients, former employees and even neighbors, filing dozens of lawsuits around the country. The Reisterstown man once sought a restraining order to keep a rival company from attending an adult industry convention. Now Cohen, 39, faces the biggest fight of his life - his company, Indemnity Insurance Corp., was seized by regulators, and federal agents said in court documents that he appears to have been plotting to attack a judge.
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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 Portia Wood and Dave Pantzer | November 24, 2009
E ighteen days after his marijuana-possession arrest, one of our clients, a 25-year-old Baltimore man, remained in jail at taxpayer expense. The defendant, a veteran of the war in Iraq, never failed to appear in court and had only one previous conviction for using marijuana, which resulted in his current probation. But he was still incarcerated at the city's Central Booking and Intake Center, simply because he could not afford his $1,000 bail. Maintaining a pretrial jail population is costly.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold walked out of jail Friday morning after being locked up since March on a misconduct conviction. Leopold, 70, dashed through a gate into a black Chevrolet waiting in the Jennifer Road Detention Center employee parking lot before being driven off in the rain. Although he will no longer be spending his nights in a cell, Leopold will be under house arrest for a further 30 days. Reached later on at his blue, clapboard-sided home in a private community in Pasadena, Leopold peered through the top window of his front door, but did not come out. "I can't talk now," he said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
A Baltimore man dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police last summer after being linked to a string of shootings is in trouble again - this time accused of stabbing another inmate in the head in an argument over using the telephone, court records show. Darryl Martin Anderson's nickname apparently has had staying power even as Anderson remains in jail awaiting trial, according to charging documents. When police asked the victim, inmate Gregory Hollomon, who had stabbed him, he replied, "Public Enemy No. 1. " Anderson, 26, was arrested in Alabama last summer after a yearlong hunt by authorities in two jurisdictions.
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