Eastern Shore Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes For Contraband

A Seaford man who worked as a correctional officer at Maryland’s Eastern Correctional Institution has pled guilty to charges that he took bribes to smuggle drugs into the facility. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, 43-year-old Maurice Bull admitted to charges of interstate travel in aid of racketeering and possession…

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New Machines Target Attempts To Smuggle Contraband

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The Delaware Department of Correction has introduced ‘modern Millimeter Wave’ technology whole body imaging scanners to supplement its efforts to keep contraband out of the state’s prisons. The machines use non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation that more easily and more effectively detects objects on or inside a person’s body. The DOC says the MMw scanner is safe…

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ECI Inmate Convicted of Racketeering

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An inmate from the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover has been convicted of racketeering.  Justice officials say 43 year old Ternell Lucas has been found guilty of bribery conspiracy, bribery of a public employee, drug offenses and money laundering at the prison.  Officials say that from 2014 until October of 2016, correctional officers smuggled contraband…

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