HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Maryland and California say they have suspended youthful offender prison diversion programs featured on the television show, "Beyond Scared Straight," after the federal government warned they could lose funding. The Justice Department says research indicates scared-straight programs don't deter teenagers from offending; in fact, they were more likely to offend in the future.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Maryland law that counts prison inmates as residents of where they last lived is going to delay when lawmakers will see updated census numbers for the purpose of redrawing legislative districts. Officials say the new numbers will be available before the end of Maryland's legislative session in April.
CLAYTON, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police say a man sought for forcing his ex-girlfriend into a car and driving off with her has surrendered. Forty-year-old Joseph Callahan of Dover surrendered yesterday and was charged with robbery, burglary and other offenses.
BALTIMORE (AP) Justin Duchscherer has signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. With the addition of the right-hander, the Orioles have a full 40-man roster. He is 33-and-25 with a 3.13 ERA over eight seasons.
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