WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about Attorney General Doug Gansler's letter to Governor Martin O'Malley requesting an independent counsel to investigate corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, and O'Malley's quick response.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is already executing prisoners faster than any Florida governor in modern times, signed a bill Monday designed to speed up the death penalty process.
Six weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley moved in the opposite direction: He signed a bill abolishing the death penalty, making Maryland the sixth state to end capital punishment in as many years.