DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ADMINISTRATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Under Division of Correction, reverted to its former name, Administrative Services and Professional Development, in Oct. 2006.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Under Division of Correction, abolished in March 2016.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Under Maryland Parole Commission, renamed Support Services in May 2002.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Correction, restructured as Administration and Special Projects in Aug. 2006.

Renamed Administrative Services and moved under Operations.

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT COORDINATION
Marcus E. Pollock, Executive Director (410) 585-3439; fax: (410) 764-4018; e-mail:
mpollock@dpscs.state.md.us

Nathaniel Alston, Jr., Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Robert C. Embry, Jr.; Ronald J. Hartman; Fred D. Mason, Jr.; Malinda Miles; David P. Scheffenacker, Jr.; Richard G. Silber. Terms expire 2004.

Appointed by Senate President: Nathaniel J. McFadden

Appointed by House Speaker: Joan Cadden

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Rafael Ortiz

Appointed by Mayor, City of Baltimore: Karen Sitnick

Ex officio: Mary Ann Saar, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools.

Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination was formed in 2001 (Chapter 687, Acts of 2001). With its executive director, Council developed a plan for employment of offenders covering transition between incarceration and their return to community. Plan included information and initiatives that expand employment opportunities and support for offenders (both in and out of correctional system). Plan outlined how to improve coordination of employment services and provide more employment counseling for offenders. In addition, Council worked on initiatives to raise job placement and job retention rates for offenders; start a business mentoring program; and conduct mock job fairs in correctional institutions and those community programs that serve offenders (Code Correctional Services Article, secs. 2-301 through 2-307).

Authorization for Council expired on Aug. 31, 2004.

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING SECTION
Under Pretrial Release Services, abolished Nov. 4, 1998.

APPLICATION DESIGN & PROGRAMMING SERVICES
Under Information Technology and Communications Division, renamed Application Services on Feb. 1, 2004.

AUDIT OFFICE
Under Division of Correction, combined with Policy Review and Publication Unit to form Policy, Procedures, and Audits in July 2007.

BALTIMORE CITY DETENTION CENTER
Under Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, renamed Baltimore Pretrial Complex after its largest component, the Men's Detention Center, closed in Aug. 2015.

BALTIMORE PRE-RELEASE UNIT FOR WOMEN
301 North Calverton Road, Baltimore, MD 21223

Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women began in July 1975 as Community Corrections Center for Women. In 1978, Center was renamed Pre-Release Unit for Women and placed under jurisdiction of Maryland Correctional Pre-Release System (Code Correctional Services Article, secs. 3-301 through 3-305). Unit moved from 4500 Park Heights Avenue to 301 North Calverton Road in July 1991. At that time, it was renamed Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women with a capacity for 136 inmates. It was placed under jurisdiction of Maryland Correctional Institution for Women - Jessup in Nov. 1999.

Closed in Jan. 2010, because inadequate and outdated.

BALTIMORE PRE-RELEASE UNIT FOR WOMEN ANNEX
Under Division of Correction, the Annex, with a capacity for 36 inmates, opened in Nov. 1993 at former site of Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women.

In Nov. 2004, it ceased operations.

BUREAU OF SPECIAL SERVICES
Under Division of Parole and Probation, phased out and functions transferred to Community Surveillance and Enforcement in 2007.

CENTRAL LAUNDRY PRE-RELEASE UNIT
Under Division of Correction, renamed Central Maryland Correctional Facility in July 2009.

CLASSIFICATION
Under Baltimore City Detention Center, renamed Jail Review and Classification in Oct. 1996.

COMMUNICATIONS
Under Information Technology and Communications Division, reorganized as Portfolio Management on Feb. 1, 2004.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Under Division of Parole and Probation, reformed as Community Surveillance and Enforcement in 2008.

CORRECTIONAL OPTIONS ADVISORY BOARD
In Dec. 1996, funding for Board ended.

CORRECTIONAL OPTIONS PROGRAM
Started in March 1994 under Division of Parole and Probation, Correctional Options Program supervised community programs as alternatives to incarceration in metropolitan Baltimore area.

DIVISION OF DATA SERVICES
Renamed Information Technology and Communications Division in June 1997.

DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES & LABOR RELATIONS
Under Administration, restructured as Human Resources Services Division in Jan. 2009.

DIVISION OF RESEARCH & STATISTICS
In April 2003, combined with Office of Policy, Planning, and Regulation to form Office of Planning, Policy, Regulations, and Statistics.

EXPLOSIVES ADVISORY COUNCIL
On July 1, 1997, transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 352, Acts of 1997).

FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION
On July 1, 1997, transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 352, Acts of 1997).

HERMAN L. TOULSON CORRECTIONAL BOOT CAMP
P. O. Box 1425
2001 Toulson Road, Jessup, MD 20794 - 1425

Herman L. Toulson Correctional Boot Camp originated as Jessup Pre-Release Unit constructed in 1978. It reformed as Herman L. Toulson Correctional Boot Camp in Aug. 1990. Camp was named after Herman L. Toulson, Jr., a correctional officer who was stabbed by an inmate in south wing of Maryland Penitentiary on Oct. 6, 1984.

A minimum-security institution, Boot Camp was located in Anne Arundel County within complex of Brockbridge Correctional Facility, Maryland Correctional Institute-Jessup, and Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. It was a setting where staff and inmates focused on changing behavior and confronting destructive attitudes. Through disciplined activities, Boot Camp enabled inmates to examine and change their attitudes and values, confront their mistakes, and accept responsibility for their acts.

To be eligible for Boot Camp, inmates must have been under 26 years of age, serving five years or less of their first adult incarceration, and not serving a sentence for a crime of violence. Inmates volunteered for the program and had to be medically, physically and psychologically fit.

Boot Camp was based on strict discipline established through regimented physical training, military drill, and comprehensive rules and regulations. Inmates labored on State highways five days a week. On Saturdays, inmates worked on special projects for local nonprofit organizations. Boot Camp was maintained by inmates. Academic school was mandatory each weekday evening. Counseling for substance abuse, decision-making, and behavior modification was available for each inmate. Daily, Camp averaged 300 inmates.

Boot camp regime ended July 1, 2009, when renamed Herman L. Toulson Correctional Facility. Due to budget constraints, last inmates transferred out in Dec. 2009.

HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DIVISION
Under Office of Secretary, restructured in July 2007 as Division of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
Under Division of Correction, renamed Administration and Special Programs on Oct. 1, 1999.

INSTITUTIONAL PAROLE SERVICES
Under Maryland Parole Commission, functions were assumed by Parole Services in Oct. 1996.

INTERNAL INVESTIGATIVE UNIT
Under Office of Secretary, renamed Intelligence and Investigative Division in Oct. 2014 (Chapter 217, Acts of 2014).

JAIL REVIEW SECTION
Formerly under Pretrial Release Services, functions merged in Oct. 1996 with Classification to form Jail Review and Classification under Baltimore City Detention Center.

JESSUP PRE-RELEASE UNIT
P. O. Box 536
2000 Toulson Road, Jessup, MD 20794 - 0536

After former Jessup Pre-Release Unit reorganized as Herman L. Toulson Correctional Boot Camp in Aug. 1990, a new Jessup Pre-Release Unit opened in Sept. 1990. Under both minimum- and pre-release-security, Unit offered education, job-readiness training, and work release. Inmates provided labor for Spring Grove Hospital Center, State Police Barracks at Waterloo, Maryland State Agency for Surplus Property, and State Highway Administration road crews.

Designed for 420 male inmates, Unit underwent construction in 1992 which increased capacity to 560 inmates.

Closed in Jan. 2014 after staff and inmates transferred to Dorsey Run Correctional Facility.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Under Patuxent Institution, disbanded in July 2000.

MARYLAND CORRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT CENTER
In accordance with a Sept. 2010 agreement between Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and federal officials, renamed Chesapeake Detention Facility on April 4, 2012.

MARYLAND HOUSE OF CORRECTION
P. O. Box 534, Maryland House of Correction Road, Jessup, MD 20794 - 0534

Maryland House of Correction was second oldest prison in State. For many years Maryland's only maximum-security prison, it formerly confined male prisoners sentenced to long terms. Authorized in 1874 and opened in 1879, it also was a medium-security institution for men serving sentences of three months or longer (Chapter 233, Acts of 1874). Prison was situated on 800 acres south of MD Route 175 between U.S. Route 1 and Baltimore-Washington Parkway in both Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

On March 19, 2007, Maryland House of Correction closed, following an attack earlier in month on a prison guard. Its long history of violence and rioting included major riots in 1945 and 1964, and its outmoded construction contributed to escalating violence among inmates and against correctional officers, culminating in death of a correctional officer in July 2006, the first such death since 1984. Upon its closing, inmates were transported to other prisons in Maryland, most to North Branch Correctional Institution at Cumberland. Some were transferred to state prisons in Kentucky and Virginia, and some to federal prisons.

MARYLAND HOUSE OF CORRECTION ANNEX
In July 2006, renamed Jessup Correctional Institution (approved by Board of Public Works, May 3, 2006).

MARYLAND PENITENTIARY
Under Division of Correction, renamed Metropolitan Transition Center in Feb. 1998.

NETWORKING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Under Information Technology and Communications Division, reorganized as Enterprise Infrastructure Services on Feb. 1, 2004.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES & RISK MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
Under Office of Secretary, functions split into Office of Emergency Operations and Office of Environmental Management in July 2007.

OFFICE OF FOOD & PROPERTY SERVICES
Abolished in 2004.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Under Office of Secretary, renamed Office of Government, Legislative and Community Affairs in May 2014.

OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Under Office of Secretary, functions divided between Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Business Enterprise in July 2007.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, POLICY, REGULATIONS & STATISTICS
Under Office of Secretary, restructured as Office of Grants, Policy, and Statistics in March 2012.

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

OPERATIONS
Headed by Deputy Secretary, abolished in July 2007.

POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION
Under Special Services, restructured as Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission in Oct. 2016 (
Chapter 519, Acts of 2016).

PROPERTY SERVICES
Reorganized as Capital Programs in July 2007.

RESTART
Under Division of Correction, RESTART (Reentry Enforcement Services Targeting Addiction, Rehabilitation, and Treatment), began in 2003 at two sites in Division: Maryland Correctional Training Center; and Maryland Correctional Institution for Women-Jessup. Initiative emphasized academic training, vocational skills training, substance abuse treatment, and cognitive restructuring, a therapy technique to change negative thoughts and actions to positive ones.

Program was phased out in 2006.

SEXUAL OFFENDER ADVISORY BOARD
Removed from Department on June 1, 2010 (Chapters 178 & 179, Acts of 2010).

STATE FIRE MARSHAL
On July 1, 1997, transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 352, Acts of 1997).

STATE USE INDUSTRIES
Renamed Maryland Correctional Enterprises in 2005 (Chapter 124, Acts of 2005).

STATE USE INDUSTRIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Renamed State Use Industries Management Council on Oct. 1, 1999 (Chapter 324, Acts of 1999).

STATE USE INDUSTRIES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Renamed Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council in 2005 (Chapter 124, Acts of 2005).

SUPPORT SERVICES SECTION
Under Pretrial Release Services, reorganized as Administration and Case Processing in July 2007.

TREATMENT SERVICES
Created in March 2003, Treatment Services was reorganized as Programs and Services in March 2010.

Treatment Services was responsible for: Inmate Health Services; Mental Health Services; Social Services; Substance Abuse Treatment Services; and the Patuxent Institution. In March 2008, it also assumed oversight of Inmate Education, Integrated Program Services, Victim Services, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL
On July 1, 1997, transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 434, Acts of 1997).

YOUTHFUL OFFENDER INITIATIVE TASK FORCE
Appointed by Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services:
Vacancy, Chair
Cynthia Adams; Jennie Challis; Ernest Eley; Dian Brooks Eulett; Leon Faruq; Kevin King; Bruce Liller; Robyn Lyles; Thomas Mee; Richard Rolle; Charles Santa; Connie Sechrist; Paul Showell; Kim Thornwell; Rev. Carol Turner; Edward White; Kathleen White; DeAndre Wiggins.

Youthful Offender Initiative Task Force was formed by Department in April 2003 to address special needs of minors sentenced as adults to correctional institutions for adults. By Nov. 2003, Task Force was to develop a plan that identified and addressed issues of housing, treatment, education, release preparation, and re-entry for youthful offenders, as well as alternatives to incarceration.

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