Mother Of Inmate Killed In Prison Scandal Says She’s Been Fighting Corruption For Years

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The stunning level of corruption inside the Baltimore City Detention Center is nothing new. In 2007, an inmate using a smuggled phone put out a hit on a witness.

And now, his mother wants action to fix a system she believes is still broken.

Mike Hellgren has the emotional interview.

She does not want her son to die in vain. She believes it’s not the officers who are in control, but the gangs.

The federal investigation that exposed widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center outraged Marge Shipley.

Prosecutors revealed inmates were corrupting officers, even impregnating them, and smuggling in cell phones they used to commit crimes. It’s the same activity that led to the murder of Shipley’s son, Carl Lackl Jr., almost six years ago.

“I go to the cemetery and I kiss an ice cold slab, and I say, ‘I love you, Carl.’ And…

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