Baltimore City Detention Center
The leader of a violent gang that controlled life inside one of America’s most notorious jails testified that he directed guards motivated by sex and money to smuggle in drugs and cellphones and facilitate attacks on inmates who challenged his authority.
The gang member who prosecutors say dealt drugs and impregnated four guards while incarcerated at a Baltimore jail has taken the stand to testify against his co-defendants.
The State’s Attorney’s Office says four people have been indicted on charges of smuggling contraband into three correctional facilities.
Gang leaders ruled the Baltimore City Detention Center, using smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets outside, dealing drugs and getting four guards pregnant, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of a major corruption trial involving dozens of officers and inmates.
Maryland’s governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation.
A correctional officer has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for her role in a vast drug-smuggling operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy for smuggling drugs into the facility.
About a dozen Maryland lawmakers got a first-hand look at one of the nation’s busiest jails on Thursday as they try to figure out how to stop contraband from flowing into an antiquated facility where some sections are older than the Civil War.