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Friday, June 07, 2013

New Steps Against Jail Contraband Put Forward

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Cellphone blocking technology will be installed at the Baltimore City Detention Center and added measures will be taken to better screen correctional officer applicants, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration announced early Thursday in response to a contraband smuggling scandal.

The new steps were released ahead of a hearing before state lawmakers on the scandal that resulted in the federal indictments of 25 people, including 13 correctional officers. The actions are in addition to a number of steps the administration already has taken to address embarrassing allegations at the state-run jail outlined in the indictment. Previous steps included the firing of a security chief, moving 31 high-risk detainees and a personnel review at the jail.

"We understand there is more work to do -- and we are working every day -- to build the public's confidence in our prison system," O'Malley, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing the new actions.



Anonymous said...

THERES no confidence in you the LAME DUCK MAYOR.You have ruined The Great State of Md. You should never get another Marylander to vote for you.

Obama Crooked Motors said...

Public Confidence would greatly improve if OweMalley resigned. I think I heard similar speech 4 years ago when similar scandal happened. This just didn't happened just out of blue, its being going since 1st scandal in 2009 on his watxh. But of course he did not know anything - sound just llke his Comrade Obama. Well, here we go again, just spin.