Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tami Duckworth, and Rep. Cheri Bustos — all Democrats — released a joint statement earlier in June after the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) gave the go-ahead to increase the population at Thomson penitentiary.Read more
BALTIMORE — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said last week that he will immediately be closing the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) — a jail that has notoriously been known for its association with violent gangs — and the shutdown should only take a couple weeks.Read more
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Although the death penalty is set to end in Maryland prisons, the death toll in the state’s correctional facility’s continue to rise with alleged inmate-on-inmate homicides.
With the death of Javaughn Young, a 26-year-old inmate in Jessup state prison, the murder rate in Maryland prisons has risen to seven murders in the past seven months.
Young, who was housed in a 60-inmate wing, died from severe head trauma. Police have said another inmate is suspected in the attack.