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Here Comes The Judge

December 7, 2017
Maryland Correctional Officer Fanesha Jones-Bey stood on the sidewalk outside the former Baltimore City Detention Center two years ago when she spoke with department Secretary Stephen T. Moyer. Jones-Bey told Moyer she was about 50 college credits shy of getting a criminal justice degree. “He was like ‘What are you waiting for? Go back to school,’” Jones-Bey said. “I listened to him ... Learn more

Correctional Officers Indicted

November 30, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD (November 30, 2017) – Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer joined Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today in announcing the indictments of 26 defendants after a nearly year-long, multi-agency investigation of gang activity in Maryland correctional facilities. Charges in the indictments include attempted first-degree murder, gang participation, drug distribution, smuggling of contraband into prison ... Learn more

Maryland inmates to cook 275 turkeys for annual feast

November 14, 2017
stacks of thanksgiving turkeys Read more at WUSA9   Learn more

DPP Field Office Spotlight: Hagerstown

November 13, 2017
Group shot TOWSON, MD — With views of the mountains and a downtown filled with beautiful architecture, Hagerstown is a scenic spot just below Pennsylvania and a short drive north of West Virginia. It’s one of the larger towns in Maryland outside of the D.C. and Baltimore areas, with a population close to 40,000, and it’s actually grown since the 1980s as more ... Learn more

Secretary Stephen Moyer on Delmarva Life

November 7, 2017
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Public Safety around the world

November 6, 2017
Group shot TOWSON, MD — Not only does Public Safety host correctional and law enforcement officials from around the world, we sometimes take our training on the road. Recently Det. Capt. William Sage and Director of Correctional Training Jane Sachs were in Armenia, providing anti-corruption training for the country’s Ministry of Justice and prison staff as part of a partnership with the ... Learn more

DPP Field Office Spotlight: Aberdeen

November 6, 2017
Aberdeen employees TOWSON, MD — It may not be recorded in Cooperstown, but chances are pretty good that Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. hit his first home run a long fly ball away from today’s Aberdeen Parole and Probation Field Office. Afterward, his mom and dad may well have celebrated by taking him to breakfast at the Ideal Diner ... Learn more

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars celebrates 25 years with fundraising

November 1, 2017
Five Girl Scouts Read more at the Capital Gazette Learn more

Walkoff Notice: Tyrone Hazel

October 31, 2017
Tyrone Hazel TOWSON, MD — Public Safety officials are looking for 35-year-old Tyrone Hazel. He did not return to Threshold after attending employment readiness training on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 31. Hazel, who is serving one year for stealing from a vehicle after, is 5-foot-7 and weighs about 135 pounds. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call police. Learn more

DPP Field Office Spotlight: Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County

October 30, 2017
Leonardtown agentsTOWSON, MD — If it’s history you like, look no further than Southern Maryland, where the Ark and Dove came ashore from the motherland near four hundred years ago. The Leonardtown Parole and Probation staff loves to talk history. Just don’t ask about that handprint in the big rock outside the courthouse — particularly on Halloween week. But we digress… The three Parole ... Learn more