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Republicans Want Wider Investigation into Corrections

May 10th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland House Republicans are calling for a wider investigation into corruption at correctional facilities as Governor Martin O'Malley announces additional steps to enhance security and address corruption. Delegate Nicholaus Kipke, the House minority leader, joined Delegate Ron George, R-Anne Arundel, and Delegate John Cluster, R-Baltimore County, on Thursday to call for an investigation involving all state correctional facilities. They also criticized the governor's management of correctional facilities during his tenure. The announcement comes a day after another federal indictment was announced against gang members for allegedly breaking the law to provide financial support to incarcerated Bloods gang members in Howard County.  Last month, 25 people were indicted, including 13 correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Earlier this week, state officials confirmed that the director of security at the prison was fired last week. O'Malley says the state continues to work with federal authorities and expressed some frustration with federal roadblocks that have popped up during the course of the investigation.

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