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Department head moves office to Baltimore Detention Center

ANNAPOLIS — The head of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has moved his office to the Baltimore Detention Center to closely review security after 25 people were indicted in a smuggling ring involving correctional officers.

Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the department, said Friday that Gary Maynard will be directly overseeing the review in the aftermath of the indictments, which included 13 female correctional officers and seven inmates.

Binetti also says “integrity reviews” will be conducted for staff. Starting Sunday, polygraph tests will be given to the jail administrator and two assistant jail administrators.

Binetti also says the department is evaluating the population of about 2,500 inmates, with a focus on people who have been there for long periods of time.

Federal investigators announced the indictments this week.

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