Governor and delegation focus on Maryland prison security
01/27/2014
Herald Mail Media - Online

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ANNAPOLIS Increasing staffing levels at prisons and enhancing penalties for inmates who smuggle cellphones into correctional facilities are two of the top ideas that came out of a joint commission comprised of state lawmakers that investigated safety and security at state prisons in 2013, a local lawmaker said.

The commission was set up after the federal indictments of 44 people, including 27 correctional officers, in a contraband scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center last year.