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  • Maryland, Virginia convicts among 46 commutations of sentence

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent offenders Monday, including five convicts from Virginia and one from Maryland. Obama granted the commutations of sentence because “their punishments didn’t fit the…

  • Art exhibit shows ‘What Hope Looks Like’

    Murals made by children with their incarcerated fathers will be on display Thursday in D.C.

  • Va. facilities meet federal prison rape law rules

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say Virginia is marking a milestone relating to a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison. The Virginia Department of Corrections says several of its facilities have…

  • Women behind walls: A look inside Md.’s Jessup prison for women

    In the past 25 years, the number of women caught in the criminal justice system has skyrocketed, according to the ACLU. WTOP takes a look inside the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup.

  • More women entering prisons in U.S.

    Women are entering the U.S. prison system at a faster rate, and they face an array of issues that male inmates don\’t, including
    pregnancy and higher rates of mental health issues stemming from the tangled web
    of trauma, homelessness, and sexual abuse. Drugs are often a way to cope.

  • Md. inmates raise service dogs for fellow veterans

    Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution are seeing their
    babies graduate – three dogs the inmates have raised to be service animals for

  • Md. judge issues stiff sentence for fatal drunk driving; ‘This must stop’

    At the sentencing of 20-year-old Kevin Coffay it was clear there were two sides to the story, and two sides in the courtroom.