Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Federal indictments hit scores of ECI correctional officers, inmates and outside helpers

BALTIMORE — A federal grand jury has indicted 80 defendants in two separate indictments for a racketeering conspiracy operating at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover. The indictments charge 18 correctional officers (COs), 35 inmates and 27 outside “facilitators,” for their roles in the conspiracy, which allegedly involved paying bribes to correctional officers to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, tobacco, and cell phones, into the prison.

The indictments were returned on Sept. 29, 2016, and unsealed Oct. 5.

 ECI is the largest state prison in Maryland, operating since 1987. Its medium-security component has two identical compounds (East and West) on 620 acres, and with the Annex and Poplar Hill unit housing more than 3,300 inmates. The East and West Compounds are further divided into Housing Units, 1 through 4 in the West and 5 through 8 in the East.

The first indictment covers the West Compound at ECI and charges a total of 39 defendants, including nine COs, 17 ECI inmates, and 13 outside suppliers or “facilitators.” The second indictment covers the East Compound at ECI and charges a total of 41 defendants, including nine COs, 18 ECI inmates and 14 facilitators.

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82 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great information....."stuff" been going on in there for years!!!

Anonymous said...

Was best qualified on my test ..was interviewed and went for psych test..never have been arrested or stopped ever by police and was 35...I was passed up for a class of twenty something white boys and 3 young females...guess I wasn't drug passing material....

Anonymous said...

Madatory Polygraph testing for ALL emplyees .

Anonymous said...

Somerset County is on a roll these last few weeks. ECI has a history of bad officers. This has been going on for years. Maybe the county will rehire them as dog catchers.

Anonymous said...

The list of the accused:

West Compound Indictment



Correctional Officers:

Aaron Bohl, age 34, of Parksley, Virginia;

Rozlyn Bratten, age 31, of Snow Hill, Maryland;

Rachelle Hankerson, age 26, of Salisbury, Maryland;

David Hearn, age 54, of Eden, Maryland;

Xavier Holden, age 27, of Salisbury;

Jesse James Jones, age 27, of Delmar, Maryland;
Thomas Leimbach, age 32, of Pocomoke City, Maryland;

Kimberly Rayfield, age 37, of Crisfield, Maryland; and

Stephen Wise, age 34, of Pocomoke, Maryland.



Inmates:

Mohammed Akram, age 34;

Aaron Bell, age 34;

Shawn Benbow, age 33;

David Bond, age 30;

Joseph Branch, age 35;

Robert Costen, age 35;

Michael Counts, age 37;

Travis Gie, age 24;

Jamar Hutt, age 27;

Samuel Johnson, age 36;

Troy Johnson, age 37;

Demario King, age 37;

Mark Lance, age 36;

Michael Page, age 35;

Ternell Lucas, age 42;

Shawn Sullivan, age 41;

Kevin Stanley, age 36.



Facilitators:

Reggie Fosque, age 26, of Princess Anne, Maryland;

Cammay Gray, age 31, of Los Angeles, California;

Chastity Harmon, age 40, of Princess Anne;

Leondrus Higgins, age 29, of Salisbury, Maryland;

Deonya Johnson, age 34, of Baltimore;

Terrell King, age 23, of Chestertown, Maryland;

Markayla Reynolds, age 23, of Salisbury;

Chavia Savage, age 23, of Salisbury and Baltimore;

Ronald Stewart, age 33, of Baltimore;

Tyeacha Thomas Counts, age 34, of Columbia, Maryland;

Kevin Thompson, age 37, of Baltimore;

Trina Williams Johnson, age 44, of Baltimore; and

Angel Whittington, age 35, of Salisbury.





East Compound Indictment



Correctional Officers:

Sherima Bell, age 37, of Pocomoke, Maryland;

Erin Burfield, age 32, of Salisbury, Maryland;

Jocelyn Byrd, age 39, of Salisbury;

Erica Cook, age 32, of Snow Hill, Maryland;

Travis Dennis, age 27, of Pittsville, Maryland;

Aaron Ennis, age 35, of Hebron, Maryland;

Donte Harris, age 26, of Kennisburg, Colorado;

Jessica Vennie, age 27, of Crowley, Texas; and

Robert Waters, age 32, of Salisbury.



Inmates:

Michael Andrews, age 27;

Artie Bailey, age 31;

Orlando Bowen, age 25;

Jamar Butler, age 33;

*Ramel Chase, age 34, of Glen Burnie, Maryland;

Alexander Crippen, age 42;

Maurice Fox, age 36;

Stewart Gough, age 38;

Darian Holmes, age 38;
Marty Imes, age 35;

Reginald Johnson, age 37;

Zachary Martin, age 36;

Devon Matos, age 33;

Vincent Middleton, age 31;

Michael Null, age 31;

Sean Smith, age 25;

Darrell Timms, age 32; and

Alvin Williams, age 35.



Facilitators:

Keisha Barksdale, age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Eugene Bowen, age 51, of Salisbury, Maryland;

Nicole Carpenter, age 29, of Denton, Maryland;

Katrina Crippen, age 38, of Ft. Washington, Maryland;

Darren Dale, age 29, of Salisbury, Maryland;

Antoine Gray, age 44, of Ft. Washington, Maryland;

Elvia Hall, age 46, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Marcus Lisbon, age 37, of Brooklyn, Maryland;

Miguel Matos, age 46, of Ft. Washington, Maryland;

Samantha Oliver, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland;

**Apryl Robinson, age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Rahman Shabazz, age 50, of New York, New York;

Rose Thomas, age 56, of Brooklyn, Maryland; and

Dameshia Vennie, age 34, of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Anonymous said...

Blacks. Same crap they were pulling in the Baltimore City detention center. Some of those hose bag CO's even got pregnant by inmates. Again blacks.

Anonymous said...

Notice many are locals, nice if community supported the staff and chastised the criminals living among them.

Anonymous said...

I guess we know why they escorted the warden out the door a few months ago. She is probably like hillary clinton and will never be indicted.

Anonymous said...

This prison is what brought all the crime to Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

2:02 PM If you knew stuff had been going on there why didn't you come forward. Sound like you might be part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

7:59 don't assume. Maybe they did go "forward." You do know that detention center/prison reform has been a big issue in this state for many years. Officials knew what was going on but nothing was done when Omalley was in charge.That's how democrats operate. They ignore issues and lie and tell everyone everything is just fine. And democrats votes who don't have the brains God gave them believe it. You put a republican in charge and because they are BOSSES they get things done. Gov Hogan ran on prison reform BTW because everyone knew this was going on but being ignored by democrats.

Anonymous said...

This is terrible. Too bad they all can't be tied up and have a gun shoved down their throats or up their asses and the trigger pulled. This must have been so hard on the good honest CO's and other staff who had to work knowing all this illegal activity was going on.

Anonymous said...

Not all are black, check your facts.

Anonymous said...

759, I am not 220 but let me say even when it was brought to attention the (now x) warden and asst warden they did nothing. They had to go (forced) in order to get the ball rolling.

Anonymous said...

Alex Crippen is the one who had part in the killing in Pocomoke a couple years back with his nephew Skkylar Harmon and this is the second time his wife Katrina Crippen helped him with criminal activity. First time she got barred from eci facility trying to bring something in for him.

Anonymous said...

The warden was arrested (this time) because she, Hanke and another individual made 200 k go missing when building a training building. The building doesn't exist. She will face no consequences because she is Ben Cardin's niece.

Anonymous said...

No popular hill is .

Anonymous said...

We have enough blacks in the prison system.

Anonymous said...

...now they can eat in the same lunch line

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

Not all are black, check your facts.

October 5, 2016 at 8:32 PM"


Well if it were any whites involved the blacks made them do it! Let's start taking a page out of the black playbook and blame someone else. That's what they do ALL THE TIME. Play the blame game. Don't have the common decency to take responsibility!

Anonymous said...

Really Cardin niece? Wouldn't surprise me. There isn't a democrat alive who is an honest decent person.

Anonymous said...

7:59 You are a dumb ass. You low information people need to sit down and shut up. If you were informed you would know how long people have been saying this and YES it's was ignored by the previous DEMOCRAT admin. Try reading the news once in awhile or look to see what's going on in Annapolis before opening your mouth and embarrassing yourself. You actually and the rest of the low information people are not part of the problem but the whole entire problem which is clueless people voting. If you weren't so pathetically ignorant sounding you would be funny. It's sad really.

Anonymous said...

The ex warden has the Hillary Clinton defense (to big to indict). Only the little people get indicted now, even the FBI has been corrupted by the Obama administration.

Anonymous said...

JT......here is the LAUGH for the day.....A$$BURROW says this has been a long time coming......he says both correctional facilities need to be "cleaned up" HA HA HA you know he has insider information.....HIS SON, seen both places first hand!!!!! HA HA HA that's funny right there!!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you know why aspirin is white? Because it works.

That is the same reason you were passed over by twenty something "white boys". They knew they would WORK and not get into the workplace, claim discrimination and file a lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Like Sewell. Didn't have it in him to tell the real reason why he was fired so being so predictable and TYPICAL LIES and says it was racism. Then the herd falls in lockstep and jumps on the racism bandwagon (just like they did in Baltimore w/the 6 officers) but when it is found out the accuser of racism was lying they don't say a word. They sit back and allow the lies to continue and to even get bigger.

Anonymous said...

No u r playing the blame game.Bitch!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Green is definitely Ben Cardin's niece.

Anonymous said...

I am white..and those boys don't have any idea what they were getting in to there...these aren't normal street people..and the women were black..but I didn't want to go into that or the problems they bring...a lot of those boys succumb or quit...

Anonymous said...

And I have never sued anyone in my life..so there..

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

No u r playing the blame game.Bitch!!

October 6, 2016 at 10:52 AM"


Well there is no fooling you is there! No kidding I'm playing the blame game moron and that's what I said I was doing. Grow a brain you stupid piece of shit and try comprehending what you are reading ignoramus. Used toilet paper has more value to humanity then dumb asses like you. I said I was taking a page out of the black playbook and was going to make excuses for the whites involved in this and say the blacks made them do it. Now go and sit down and shut up and don't your dare post anymore comments until you learn to comprehend what you read! Loser.

Anonymous said...

The CO's were getting "sexual favors" from the inmates. That's exactly what those black whores who were in Baltimore were doing. Some even got pregnant and had babies. What in the hell is wrong with these woman that they can't even control their sexual urges while at work!! They are so gross the way they spread their legs for anyone. Animals are better then that.

Anonymous said...

Some of them having sex with the inmates. That is sick. Bitches can't even work without having sex. They are so gross. What in the hell is raising this scum. They act like animals.

Anonymous said...

Of course this had made state news, but it's also national and international. We hear on these local blogs a lot how "racist" the people on the Eastern Shore are. The well informed know the Eastern Shore is very tolerant. Go and read some of the comments from elsewhere and overseas and see what people have to say about this and you will see what racism really is.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone notice a common theme with the names of the employees indicted? Come on ,think about it!

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when incompetence like the obama admin is holding the purse strings. They lower the standards so there is "diversity in hiring" and diverse means more federal funds. Unfortunately the results are never good.

Anonymous said...

What does Sewell have to do with the ECI situation? Another stupid comment by someone who doesn't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you enlighten us...

Anonymous said...

4:09 you don't have a clue. Read the comments stupid and you will see what Sewell has to do with this thread. Typical imbecile. Runs mouth and is clueless The comment prior said about when blacks are hired there is a good chance if they get fired for something they scream racism. Are you getting it now dumb ass? Here I'll spell it out for your sorry ignorant ass again to help you out--------

The comment prior said about when blacks are hired there is a good chance if they get fired for something they scream racism. Next comment said that's what Sewell did. If you don't get it now then you have real problems with putting 2 and 2 together to equal 4.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 4:09 is new to blogs. You have to read all the comment and read them starting from the top otherwise some won't make sense.

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between a black man and a park bench? A park bench can support a family of four.

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you 8:33. You look up these named inmates on case search. It's funny as hell. Records a mile long and then some black whore makes a baby with them and yes you can tell by the asinine names their idiot mothers give them that they are black. The whore baby momma is looking for child support. Funny as hell like the criminal they spread their legs for and let mount them is ever going to be anything other than a criminal and be able to support a child. What a bunch of dumb MFer's. The ? is how many of these slut CO's had babies with the inmates. It happened in Baltimore so wouldn't be unheard of.

Anonymous said...

Most of those officer aren't even there anymore and haven't been for awhile. And there will be a few more leaving soon. Watch out. S.waters, t.froelich, arsenult, martin, torney.......beware

Anonymous said...

October 5, 2016 at 3:47 PM
Somerset County has no say at all in ECI. Since warden Hickman was hired at the Somerset County Det. Center, it has been no major issues there PERIOD

Anonymous said...

Racism is at its worst. Wait it never got better. Whites will always feel superior to all people whether they aren't or are. This indictment was both whites and blacks. By the way a white woman and a black woman were charged with having sex with inmates. Why is the black woman a whore yet no comments on the white officer. Not confused this is a fucked up world we live in and you all commenting on this that have no reference point for any of this need to keep your comment to yourselves it's insulting to the good BLACK officers. Just saying

Anonymous said...

Read up on your first to say blacks why not said blacks and whites

Anonymous said...

Bad info the warden she retired on her own.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know she got arrested?

Anonymous said...

They all playING the damn game. They got caught. I guess it was a good morale meeting at the table. Stand up and put your hands behind your back you are being arrested and their rights were made. Dirty ass CO'S putting everyone in jeopardy. AssHoles

Anonymous said...

Why u hiding u scared bitch. Who are you so I can come to you like a woman .

Sincerely yours... said...

Its a shame u worthless ass pieces of shit r trying to put innocent people in this that work there and the 1 throwing the names out there we already know its an officer doing it and u can go str8 to hell maybe u will be the next one walked out... Sweep around ur front porch before trying to sweet around someone elses...

Anonymous said...

Furthermore of that was the case why haven't they been arrested yet? Also if your a white female that dates black men your automatically looked at

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about Dorsey &Turner they helped Rob smuggle . Healy going as well . Swinner has been on the Rader Oh and cdo white how could I forgotten

Anonymous said...

Guess the same whoremone running through all these white ones toting brown babies all over the shore

Anonymous said...

Bratten s a mixed slut her mom s white,mom was a past employee & goes with a lifer there. Must been her white values...

Anonymous said...

These comments though......I will see you bitches soon and lets see how much shit you talk to my face. I can't wait!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So now ppl want to throw names out there huh? Hmmmm why weren't any of the other ppl arrested???? Thats what I thought.....stfu I haven't heard a guilty verdict yet. I swear I hate you racist ass pigs. Eci is full of red necks.

Anonymous said...

11:11-11:16 so why weren't any of these ppl arrested?

Anonymous said...

This is T.Dorsey! Fuck you and your opinion furthermore Fuck Eci period! My life didn't start with Eci and wont end with ECI. Bitches talk cash shit behind an anonymous post. Talk that shit straight to me. ( meaning my face bitches) Stay Tuned! ✌😎

Anonymous said...

If your going to name names make sure you spell it right! Hahaha of course let's name them all maybe then everyone at eci can go to jail even the good ones. All you people out there running your mouths wish you knew the truth. Wish you knew who was good and who is bad. Not all CO' s are dirty. Let's drag the good ones down with the dirty ones. Oh and guess what I work there to and I'm not scared to hide behind Anonymous.... my last name bitches is HEALEY!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's throw people's names out in the mud with the ones who got ARRESTED. 11:16 do you know these people personally or you just naming to look good?

Anonymous said...

She didnt

Anonymous said...

Santos we know your anonymously putting out other people's names. You ain't shit. Tall Mexican bean bitch.

Anonymous said...

If you want to throw me the mix with these dirt bags atleast spell my name right..its not rocket science. You can message me on fb If you have a problem or concern with. I'm available 24/7 to help you with your problems. Hot line bling. I never did a fucking favor for any of those criminals and I never will. I'd never put some bum money over my damn life. My job comes before everyone and my integrity certainly comes before everyone. So fuck you and what you think because you are thinking wrong.

Anonymous said...

PS fuck you

Anonymous said...

If a 7-3 sergeant has something to say he knows where to find all of us.

Anonymous said...

This is getting out of control. And Dorsey is right ECI isn't the end of the world. And Healey your right if they want to point finger at least spell our names right .

Anonymous said...

So you think this solves corruption at eci????? Or at other prisons???? Not even close.... Look at the names some were a complete surprise which mean you don't know who's who. Indicted doesn't mean guilay. I give it 3 weeks tops, you will be smelling smoke on those tiers. You will never completely stop contraband.

Anonymous said...

Everyone in this room is so naive. It's right in front of you. It's been there the whole time. Everyone should have seen and or realized what actually went on. The Titanic was not sunk by a iceberg... Idiots!!!! It was an inside job. Wow so naive.

Anonymous said...

Really you stupid twat?? An inside job? If it was an inside job then WHY THE FUCK WOULD LEONARDO DICAPRIO EVEN GET ON!? Get your facts straight before posting stupid shit, lives were lost.

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone making this a race issue!? This is not about race, this is about dirty officers, white and black, GREED sees no color! These officers put many other officers lives in danger! There is no need to put the white or black people of the shore down because of what 18 people on the shore did! There is no need to throw names out of more officers that anyone believes may be dirty, because the FBI already knows who they are after, they just need more evidence. I assume we are all adults so let's start acting like it and let law enforcement do there job. If the already named white and black officers are guilty, as well as the officers they are still gathe ring evidence against, they will be dealt with swiftly by our justice system. All this name calling, racism, and throwing out names is just turning us all against one another! As for the people named in thsee comments, if you aren't doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about or defend yourself for. When inmates call us names we ignore them, ignore these people too. If they don't work at ECI, they have no clue what they are talking about anyway and if they do, then shame on them for making unsubstantiated comments. If they had proof and did not provide that proof to authority's then they are dirty officers themselves!

Anonymous said...

BRAVO...its about time an educated person made a comment! Thankyou!

Anonymous said...

.......uh getting back to the real topic. Nobody cared about DiCaprio's role in the movie. He's a bum, the movie it's self was good but he did it no justice. I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this..your saying DiCaprio knew what was going on... that's BS. You know it.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. JUST BECAUSE it was the only ship to ever sail directly into a loan iceberg doesn't make it an "inside job." Ever think it was just meant to happen? God works in mysterious ways sometimes.

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Santos said...

If you guys think that this is me putting names out like a coward instead of confronting people, then you a bunch of morons. I don't hide behind a anonymous account. At least I know now why people were flipping out for.

Santos said...

So you guys think i posted this shit. Wrong, i don't hide behind a computer or phone. You can tell whoever the hell it is is a day shift person you fucking idiots. Go ahead and make your stupid comments. Smh. I respond face to faceor on mmessenger, not this dumb ass page. I'm more a delmarva now guy. Pitiful

Anonymous said...

Whatever..... you know it was setup. It always was. It was probably a bomb or something. Fucking russians

Anonymous said...

You're a fuckin Russian.

Anonymous said...

T. Dorsey, we will stay tuned till your dirty ass goes down.

Anonymous said...

Shut up.



Slut.