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Baltimore County men plead guilty in contraband conspiracy at Jessup Correctional Institution

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Friday announced that all eleven defendants who were indicted in March 2023 for a prison contraband conspiracy operating at Jessup Correctional Institution in Anne Arundel County have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, the Department …


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Police searching for escaped Maryland prisoner

UPDATE 2: Randy Morris has been taken into police custody. UPDATE: This story now contains an updated photo of Randy Morris. Original story below… JESSUP, MD—Police in Maryland are searching for an escaped prisoner. At around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, authorities were notified that a Department of Corrections inmate, who had been incarcerated for burglary, escaped a transport …


Parkville, Middle River men indicted in contraband conspiracy at Jessup Correctional Institution

UPDATE: All of the defendants have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced that eleven people were indicted for a prison contraband conspiracy operating at Jessup Correctional Institution in Anne Arundel County. The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, the …

Parkville woman sentenced to federal prison for role in corruption scheme at Jessup Correctional Institution

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a prison corruption scheme. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang on Monday sentenced Trinesse Butts, 37, of Parkville, to a year and a day in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a racketeering conspiracy at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI). The conspiracy …

Parkville resident among 15 indicted on racketeering, drug charges at Jessup Correctional Institution

GREENBELT, MD—A federal grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges at the Jessup Correctional Institution, including correctional officers, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison. The indictment was returned on February 5, 2020, and made public on …

Parkville woman pleads guilty to federal drug distribution charges at Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup

PARKVILLE, MD – Patricia McDaniel, Correctional Dietary Officer, 26, of Baltimore; Tyirisha Johnson, 23, of Baltimore, each pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal racketeering charge related to the Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup (MCIJ), and India Parker, 33, of Parkville, pleaded guilty to a drug distribution conspiracy, for participating in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, …

Parkville woman indicted on federal racketeering charges at Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup

Baltimore, MD – A federal grand jury has indicted 20 defendants on federal racketeering and related charges at the Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup (MCIJ), including correctional officers, employees, contractors, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers and other staff members to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison. The …