Federal prosecutors have indicted eighty people for their alleged roles "in a racketeering conspiracy operating at Maryland's largest state prison" as reported by WBAL: "the indictments charge 18 correctional officers, 35 inmates and 27 outside facilitators for their roles in the conspiracy, which allegedly involved paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, tobacco and cellphones, into the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover."
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said "prison corruption is a longstanding, deeply rooted systemic problem that can only be solved by a combination of criminal prosecutions and policy changes."
Last year Maryland Governor Larry Hogan closed down the Baltimore City Detention Center over pervasive corruption as reported by Mike Hellgren for WJZ: "gangs turned it into their playpen, smoking cigars, using illicit cell phones to sell drugs and having sex -- and lots of it -- with the officers who were supposed to be in charge." Tavon White, a reputed leader with the Black Guerilla Family, ran a smuggling racket within the Detention Center, and sired five bastard children with four guards.
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