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O’Malley Calls Indictments “A Positive Development” In Fight To Dismanthle Violent Prison Gangs

May 1st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Tuesday called last week's indictments of 25 inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center "a very positive development" in the state's fight to dismantle violent gangs in state prisons. A day after returning from a weeklong trade mission to Israel, the governor told a State House news conference that he is standing firmly behind Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Gary Maynard in the wake of a federal probe that found widespread corruption and smuggling at the city jail. O'Malley called Maynard "one of the best public safety secretaries in the entire nation" and gave him much of the credit for setting the investigation in motion by alerting federal authorities 18 months ago. Calling this the beginning, not the end- O’Malley vowed that the effort to "root out" rather than merely suppress corruption would continue in the state's prison system…

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