Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
November 14, 2013
The corruption scandal at the century-old Baltimore City Detention Center and other issues in the state prison system prompted new state spending on corrections. The budget includes money for a K-9 team of dogs trained to detect contraband, as well as $1.3 million to expand the internal investigations division for the prison system and $2 million for new camera and security systems. O'Malley also proposes hiring 100 new corrections officers, primarily at the western Maryland prisons, where a spate of inmate violence has prompted calls for reforms.