Holding about 2,500, the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) can accommodate offenders of all security levels. As Baltimore City’s jail, it houses detainees awaiting trial and also offenders serving short sentences. Over the years, the correctional facility has seen its share of structural additions and problems.
Making national headlines, a Black Guerilla Family gang indictment unsealed this week named 25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers at BCDC — who face racketeering and drug charges. Click to read the indictment to see how a gang took over the Baltimore jail.