Earnings for a Prison Guard Smuggling Contraband

in Business Risk, Transnational Crime

The Black Guerrilla Family, a prison gang in the United States city of Baltimore, was running its operations with the help of prison guards.

It was previously reported that women guards were providing sex to inmates for $150.

According to the affidavit filed in federal court, male guards were assisting the gang by smuggling in contraband into the prison.  Court documents state that one guard was making $3,000 to $5,000 a week by smuggling contraband to one inmate.

The way the corrections officer would smuggle items in to the prison varied by contraband. Many of the items, such as marijuana, would be hidden on the guards body. For cellphones, the guards would place the phone between pieces of bread and pack the phone as a sandwich in their lunch bag.

(Additional police corruption and other types of corruption here.)

Source:  Justin Peters, “The Best Tips and Tricks for Smuggling Drugs Into a Jail,” Slate, Crime Blog, November 25, 2013.

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