Jailhouse Racketeering: Who Controls Our Prisons?

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News Article

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Thirteen female jail guards allegedly helped a national gang deal drugs and launder money from inside the Baltimore city jail. Experts say it happens across the country, especially at urban jails where inmates and guards come from the same community, budget cuts mean fewer guards to support each other and black markets for contraband items thrive. Kojo explores the prevalence of gangs and racketeering inside our prisons, and asks who is responsible.

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WAMU 88.5 (American University in Washington)'s The Kojo Nnamdi Show