General Assembly Considers Ways to Make Baltimore Prison More Like Actual Prison

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Nine months after the Baltimore City Detention Center raised (lowered?) the bar for prison corruption scandals, Maryland lawmakers are understandably considering ways to make the BCDC less conducive to running massive criminal enterprises while incarcerated.

In addition to the updated camera system already in place — one that monitors corrections officers as well as inmates — lawmakers have suggeste polygraph tests for prospective guards, the use of body scanners, penalties in the form of increased jail time for inmates caught smuggling cell phones, and “ways to eliminate the sex between officers and inmates.”

That last one is more like a description of a solution than a solution in itself. But, yes, let’s get on that!

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