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Five takeaways from Maryland's latest prison smuggling case

Five takeaways from Maryland's latest prison smuggling case

Federal authorities in Maryland announced Tuesday a crackdown on yet another prison smuggling ring, charging 20 people including three guards with sneaking drugs, tobacco, porn and cellphones inside a medium-scrutiny prison in Jessup.

Authorities say they have indicted nearly 200 people in Maryland — guards and inmates alike — for prison smuggling in recent years. Here are five takeaways from the latest case.

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