Maryland News Articles

October 10, 2004 - Federal authorities, who launched an investigation last month into the death of an inmate at Western Correctional Institution, were already looking into broader allegations of prisoner abuse at the rural Maryland prison, according to records relating to alleged incidents.  The broader inquiry by the U.S. Justice Department focuses on charges that a small group of correctional officers arranged inmate-on-inmate assaults and other types of retaliation against prisoners who wrote complaints or filed lawsuits about their treatment.

PRISONER IFEANYI A. IKO MURDERED BY PRISON GUARDS - August 18, 2004 - May God protect the prisoners who spoke up on behalf of Iko and against the guards who murdered Iko.

MARYLAND HOUSE, OKLAHOMA SENATE PASS MARIJUANA BILLS - March 19, 2003 - After much arm-twisting and numerous backroom arguments, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a watered-down version of the Marijuana Policy Project's medical marijuana bill yesterday.

WORKING FOR RIGHTS OF WRONGLY CONVICTED - November 10, 2002 - [this is about Maryland, but i suspect most (all?) states are similar. 
Webster's lawyer says more exonerations ahead.

After fire, officials scramble for reforms - October 22, 2002 - O'Malley vows to address failures that led to arson as hundreds attend vigil.

'Scared to speak up' against the drug trade - October 20, 2002 - Risk: The fire that killed Angela Dawson and her family shows why people fear to confront criminals.