New Yorker will head D.C. library system; former prison guard to serve 42 months

January 8
THE DISTRICT
New Yorker will head
D.C. library system

The next leader of the District’s public library system will come from Brooklyn — just like his predecessor.

Richard Reyes-Gavilan will be named chief librarian of the D.C. Public Library at a Thursday news conference at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, according to two officials with knowledge of the pick who were not authorized to speak publicly before the announcement.

Reyes-Gavilan takes over for Ginnie Cooper, who left the post in November after a widely praised seven-year tenure in which 14 library branches were rebuilt or renovated.

— Mike DeBonis

MARYLAND
Former prison guard to serve 42 months

A former Maryland corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison for her role in drug and money-laundering conspiracies at state-run detention facilities that prosecutors say involve more than a dozen other prison guards.

Adrena Rice, 25, was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to helping a violent prison gang run its operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center. According to Rice’s plea agreement, she smuggled in prescription pills, marijuana and other contraband on behalf of inmate Tavon White, a leader of the Black Guerrilla Family.

— Ann E. Marimow

VIRGINIA
Loudoun schools
detail data breach

Loudoun County schools offered a more detailed list Wednesday of the student and staff personal information that was left unprotected online in a security breach by a software vendor.

Technology services staff searched through each of 1,286 links on the emergency management planning Web site, which includes information from all 84 schools.

Most schools uploaded “directory information” about students, including name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance and course schedule. Some schools posted additional information, including their own evacuation plans, said spokesman Wayde B. Byard. One school included locker combinations, he said.

School-system officials combed through the site for any sensitive information that could be used for identity theft. In the statement, they said they found no Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, financial accounts or credit card information. The site did not include student grades.

— Michael Alison Chandler

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