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Correctional Officer Charged for Bringing Pot and Cell Phones Into Baltimore City Detention Center

March 1, 2010
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Awareness of suspected corruption among Baltimore’s prison guards grew on early Sunday morning, with the arrest of 20-year-old correctional officer Shanika Johnson after she was searched as she entered the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). According to court records in the case, when Johnson attempted to enter the facility, her “bag was searched by...
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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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