At the end of "An Omar Broadway Film," a documentary shot on a contraband video camera from within a New Jersey prison that aired on HBO in July, words flash on the screen that say Broadway is finishing his sentence for carjacking in Maryland. It took only a few clicks through the state's online court records to find out Broadway was at it again.
The Bloods member smuggled a camera into the gang unit of the Northern State Prison in Newark, and filmed for six months to show what he claimed was inmate abuse and deplorable living conditions. It was an incredible security lapse, and Broadway was shipped out of state so he could be someone else's problem.
Court records showed Broadway was busted with a thumb-sized camera in early 2009 - prison officials downplayed the breach and said he hadn't recorded much. But that's only the camera they know about, Broadway told me in a phone call from the MCTC prison in Hagerstown. He's got hours of other footage showing how inmates in Maryland live the good life, from items approved by the Division of Correction such as video game systems and street clothes, to the things they smuggle in with the help of corrupt corrections officers.
Read more about Broadway in today's story.