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Gov. O’Malley Releases Legislative Agenda

Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to advance efforts to create a unified communications network for first responders across Maryland as part of a legislative package released Monday that includes measures to help prevent domestic violence and a proposal to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016.

01/20/2014

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Corruption Scandal Aftermath: New Plan Would Redevelop Baltimore City Detention Center

Sex, drugs and corruption all behind bars. The scandal rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center, and just Tuesday the head of the Department of Corrections stepped down. Now there’s a slew of new proposals to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

12/11/2013

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Investigators: More Than Half Of Corrections Officers At Jail Helped Inmates Smuggle In Contraband

Federal investigators believe more than half of the corrections officers at the Baltimore City jail helped inmates smuggle in contraband. A new set of officers has just been indicted.

11/22/2013

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14 More Correctional Officers Indicted In Connection With BGF Case

Federal authorities have charged 19 people — 14 of them corrections officers– in connection with the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The new indictment, unsealed Thursday, alleges that the officers aided Black Guerrilla Family members in smuggling prescription pills, marijuana and cell phones inside the jail walls.

11/21/2013

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2 Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison

Contraband bust. Two people were caught red-handed trying to smuggle drugs and a cell phone into the Baltimore City Detention Center–this as the corrections system continues to crack down.

11/20/2013

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Authorities Thwart Smuggling Attempt At Jail

Maryland prison officials say they used closed-circuit cameras to stop an attempt to smuggle marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone into the troubled Baltimore city jail.

11/20/2013

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Changes To Clean Up Baltimore City Detention Center Revealed

Sex and smuggling behind bars. This week, WJZ investigates the long-term corruption inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. The man at the top tells WJZ he has made major changes to clean up the jail.

11/14/2013

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Former Prison Official Shares Inside Story Of Sex & Smuggling In Detention Center

Baltimore City Police continue to hunt down gang members to get them off the street. Perhaps the most dangerous gang, the Black Guerrilla Family was so powerful, its leader was literally calling the shots from behind bars.

11/13/2013

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Ex-Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty In Baltimore Jail Conspiracy

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the facility for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.

08/13/2013

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2 Officers Injured While Subduing Detainee

Maryland officials say two correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have suffered minor injuries while subduing an unruly detainee.

08/07/2013

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Fighting Corruption: Md. Lawmakers Propose Changes After Baltimore Jail Tour

State lawmakers investigating corruption in the prison system walk through the Baltimore City Detention Center.

07/25/2013

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New Steps To Combat Prison Gangs, Root Out Corruption Put Forward

Sex, drugs, phones and cash. A major problem inside a Baltimore City jail leads to federal indictments against correctional officers. Now lawmakers meet to grill prison leaders about how to fix the issue.

06/06/2013

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