Baltimore City Detention Center
The Baltimore City Detention Center has been the center of scandal–with gangs accused of running the place and using cell phones to carry out their crimes.
Another person has been sentenced Thursday in the contraband smuggling operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Another correctional officer has been sentenced for smuggling contraband to members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang inside the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Maryland lawmakers pushed for several measures to help cut down on contraband and fight corruption in correctional facilities on Tuesday, but some lawmakers questioned whether stiffer penalties for bringing in and receiving contraband cell phones went too far.
The General Assembly is looking at ways to eliminate gang activity in the Baltimore City Detention Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.