24 Agents Graduate from
Parole and Probation Academy
Maryland added 24 new warriors to the front lines of public safety on July 19, when the Division of Parole and Probation held another Agent Academy graduation.
Parole and Probation is a critical public safety component statewide, and one of the largest divisions within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. More than one thousand people work in Parole and Probation, as agents, Drinking Driver Program monitors, investigators, Home Detention Unit case managers, and clerical and support staff.
The agents who graduated on July 19 will work in 15 different offices across the state. Their training included seven weeks of classroom learning, mock court hearings, and physical training, as well as extensive field training in the offices in which they’ll be working.
Parole and Probation supervises more than 40-thousand people in all corners of Maryland, including those sentenced by the courts to probation and those released from prison, either by the Parole Commission, the courts, or by mandatory supervision guidelines.
“We are public safety,” said Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green, who spoke of a unified department with a goal of reducing recidivism and increasing programs and services.
The new agents also heard a message of thanks and inspiration from Martha Danner, Director of Parole and Probation, who’s a 33-year veteran of the agency.
Each received his or her official law enforcement badge after taking the Oath of Office.
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Women’s Facility Earns Perfect Score from National Prison Auditors
The American Correctional Association is awarding its accreditation to the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup. The state’s only women’s facility attained a perfect 100 percent score in 62 standards measured and a 97 percent of the 437 non-mandatory standards applied to the institution.
Auditors praised the facility for sanitation, security practices, creative programming, professional staffing and good medical coverage. The inspectors also commented on the institution having only 12 inmates in restrictive housing.
***Facility Visiting Hours Change Notices***
Note: The duration of all visits is now an hour, except for Disciplinary Segregation inmates/detainees.
-ECI’s East and West compounds-
Eastern Correctional Institution’s East and West compounds hours are permanently changed to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9AM-2:30PM
-Dorsey Run Correctional Facility-
Dorsey Run Correctional Facility visiting hours will temporarily change to 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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