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Baltimore Worker Inmate Fails to Return

June 4, 2018
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Baltimore pre-release inmate who failed to return early Saturday from his work release job. Kenneth J. Bibbens, 34, was finishing up an eight-year sentence for burglary, robbery and firearms possession at the Baltimore City Correctional Center. Bibbens was working at a downtown Baltimore restaurant when he failed to return to the institution by ... Learn more

Texting Ability Gets Baltimore Accused to Court, Reduces Crime

May 24, 2018
Baltimore City Pretrial Services has partnered with vendor Code for America to launch ClientComm, a system reducing incarceration by providing texting capabilities between case managers and those under community supervision. Baltimore City Pretrial Services already had a high success rate in getting clients to court. In 2016, the average failure to appear rate was 6.32% for more than 3,000 supervised cases. Yet ... Learn more

Hogan Signs Tax Relief and Job Creation

May 15, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly $3 billion over the next five ... Learn more

Correctional Officers Walk Path of Honor

May 7, 2018
> By day,the three correctional officers walk those charged with some of Baltimore’s most violent crimes through city jails. But later this month, the women will walk across the stages of the area’s most respected universities to receive their diplomas and collect top Grade Point Average honors in their fields of study. “This is the brain trust of the pretrial detention system,” ... Learn more

Family in Prison Led Parole Agent into Corrections

March 1, 2018
> KaeShawn Stewart remembers being a teenager sitting on a bus stop bench at 2 a.m. in South Baltimore worrying about the whereabouts of her drug addicted mother. A car pulled up to the corner spotting the high schooler and a correctional officer stepped out to comfort her. Captain Jamie Wright told Stewart her mom was in prison on drug ... Learn more

Offender Walk Away from Halfway House

February 14, 2018
Towson, MD (February 14, 2018) – Authorities are searching for an offender who walked away from a Baltimore halfway house on Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2018. Kyle Wilkerson, 30, left the Threshold Inc. facility at 1702 St. Paul Street in Baltimore at about 5:10 p.m. without permission. Wilkerson is serving a three-year sentence for handgun violations. A warrant has been issued ... Learn more

Employee’s Book Uses Black History to Teach Violent Inmates Meditation

February 13, 2018
Department data analyst Cortez Rainey noticed a rise in violence at the former Baltimore City Detention Center and offered an unconventional way to combat it: meditation. The 34-year department veteran convinced hardened jail administrators to start a program to teach women and juveniles how to calm their minds and reject the impulses that led to their criminal behavior. “These guys kept coming ... Learn more

Authorities Search for Home Detention Walk-Off

February 9, 2018
An arrest warrant has been issued for an inmate on home detention who failed to return to his residence after a visit with his case manager on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Calvin Nathaniel Green Jr., 57, is serving an eight-year sentence for theft. He visited his case manager at 11 a.m. at 2100 Guilford Avenue in Baltimore. He was given two hours ... Learn more

Baltimore Inmate Halfway House Walk-Off

February 6, 2018
Police and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Warrant Apprehension Unit are searching for Samuel Doane, an inmate who failed to return to the Threshold Inc. halfway house in Baltimore on Monday afternoon, February 5, 2018. Sloane, 55, is serving a one-year sentence for burglary and was last seen at the Eastside Career Center in Baltimore, where he was ... Learn more

Baltimore Inmate Walks Off

January 30, 2018
TOWSON, MD (January 30, 2018) – Baltimore Police and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Warrant Apprehension Unit are searching for an inmate who walked away from a Baltimore work detail on Monday, January 29, 2018. Thomas Rivera, 46, was assigned to Recreation and Parks #3 when he jumped out of a department van sitting at a ... Learn more

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