Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: maryland department of public safety and correctional services

New technology has some Maryland inmates tossing their shanks

Maryland corrections officials say new technology deployed in prisons around the state will make it tougher for inmates to smuggle in and hide weapons and contraband. The system, called Cellsense, allows corrections officers to detect items through walls or concealed in ...

Read More »

Officials say inmate stabs correctional officer at Md. prison

CRESAPTOWN — Authorities say an inmate stabbed a correctional officer at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said in a statement that the officer stabbed Monday at North Branch Correctional Institution in ...

Read More »

About 30 Baltimore correctional officers protest lack of pay

BALTIMORE  — About 30 correctional officers in Baltimore have held a protest rally, because a new payroll system has disrupted their paychecks. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Wednesday the walk out was in response to ...

Read More »

Blind Md. inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination

Nine blind inmates and former inmates at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have filed a federal lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging they were discriminated against due to their blindness and denied access to ...

Read More »

After crash in Baltimore, inmates sue over lack of seat belts in vans

Six inmates who were injured when a Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services van was involved in a crash in 2014 filed suit Monday alleging they were not properly secured in the vehicle. The individuals were “involuntary residents of ...

Read More »

With new rules on kissing, touching, Md. prisons see less contraband

TOWSON  — The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has seen a decrease in drug contraband found during inmate visitation periods after the implementation of a policy limiting kissing and touching. The Capital reports that since the policy ...

Read More »

Md. inmates carving turkeys for Thanksgiving charity dinner

HAGERSTOWN — State prison officials are putting knives into the hands of inmates at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Their targets are 400 donated turkeys that the inmates will begin cooking and carving Tuesday for the Bea Gaddy ...

Read More »

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of paraplegic inmate

The family and estate of a paralyzed Baltimore man who died three years ago after falling ill in a state prison have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging medical staff failed to get him the necessary specialized care and monitoring. ...

Read More »

Md. corrections employees will keep jobs

An agreement preventing layoffs of human resources employees at the state’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services was announced on Monday. The department as well as American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Maryland Council 3 announced the agreement. ...

Read More »