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Inmate Settles Lawsuit Over Claims That Correctional Officer Facilitated Gang-Related Attack

July 30, 2010
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Tashma McFadden, the Maryland prisoner who sued a correctional officer he accused of being a Bloods gang-member and arranging for a group of Bloods to attack him in his cell, has agreed to settle his claim for $5,000 in payments from the correctional officer, Antonia Allison. U.S. District Court Judge William Quarles on July...
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Another Correctional Officer Charged for Trying to Deliver Drugs in Prison, This Time in Western Maryland

March 1, 2010
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More than a week before Maryland correctional officer (CO) Shanika Johnson was charged on Feb. 21 for bringing pot and cell phones into a Baltimore prison, another CO was charged for a similar offense at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution (WCI) in Cumberland. In the Western Maryland case, the defendant—27-year-old Justin Wayne Smith—”admitted to...
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