Inmate sentenced in detention center scandal

BALTIMORE - An inmate affiliated with the Black Guerrilla Family gang will serve 140 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander also sentenced Jermaine McFadden, 25, to three years of supervised release Wednesday.

Prosecutors said BGF has been the dominant gang at the prison and in several others, including the Baltimore Central Booking Intake Center, the Women's Detention Center and in the Jail Industries Building. 

According to his plea agreement, McFadden was associated with BGF while incarcerated at the prison in 2012 through 2013.  McFadden worked with correctional officer Katera Stevenson and another officer to bring Percocets, cell phones, tobacco, marijuana and other contraband into the facility, which he sold to gang members and other inmates. 

Eleven correctional officers, including Stevenson, have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy, and three have been sentenced to between 32 and 42 months in prison.  Three BGF members have pleaded guilty to racketeering and two were sentenced to between nine years and 151 months in prison.  

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