Archive for 'Justice'

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

The state Department of Juvenile Services, partnered with the Maryland Department of Education, hosted its 20th annual oratory competition Wednesday. Thirteen youths came from across Maryland to deliver 3-5 minute speeches inspired by the poem "Myself" by American poet Edgar Albert Guest.

Supreme Court Hears Md. Case Questioning the Taxing of Out-of-State Income

Supreme Court Hears Md. Case Questioning the Taxing of Out-of-State Income

People who earn out-of-state income and pay income taxes in those other states should not be subject to income taxes in their state of residency, argued a lawyer for a Maryland couple before the Supreme Court Wednesday.

Immigrant Transgender Discrimination Adds Challenges For Job Seekers

Immigrant Transgender Discrimination Adds Challenges For Job Seekers

Alexa Rodriguez looked for a job in the Washington area hoping to start a new life as a woman. However, it turned out the search was much harder than what she expected.

Kidnapped Philadelphia Woman Is Found in Maryland

Kidnapped Philadelphia Woman Is Found in Maryland

The kidnapping of a Philadelphia woman ends in Jessup, Maryland, when the alleged kidnapper is caught and his victim set free.

Death Row Inmate Appeals Sentence After State Drops Death Penalty

Death Row Inmate Appeals Sentence After State Drops Death Penalty

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler filed a brief with the Court of Special Appeals to change the inmate’s death sentence to life without parole.

Hagerstown Prison’s Buzzing Approach to Inmate Education

Hagerstown Prison’s Buzzing Approach to Inmate Education

Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown are trained in the science of caring for bees while also learning lessons that just might help them when they leave the facility.

Funds Lacking to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Advocates Say

Funds Lacking to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Advocates Say

Lack of funding and resources prevents Maryland's domestic violence shelters from serving some victims.

After Years of Abuse, Md. Woman Becomes Domestic Violence Survivor

After Years of Abuse, Md. Woman Becomes Domestic Violence Survivor

Many domestic violence victims repeatedly suffer through psychological and physical abuse before they make the decision, and have the means, to leave, if they ever do, experts say.

Olympic Legend Michael Phelps Faces Fallout From DWI Arrest

Olympic Legend Michael Phelps Faces Fallout From DWI Arrest

Olympic record holder and local hero Michael Phelps may pay a price in more ways than one following his most recent arrest on drunk driving charges.

Hagerstown Inmates Take Care of Bees as Bee Population Struggles

Hagerstown Inmates Take Care of Bees as Bee Population Struggles

John Anderson and James Jones walked into their classroom at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown on a recent morning wearing their jumpsuits to start another day of work.