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Maryland Manual, 1977-78
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sion of Correction. Its charge was to develop
a Statewide Community Corrections pro-
gram, emphasizing alternatives to incarcera-
tion as well as appropriate classification and
treatment of offenders through community
correctional centers which would cause
the maximum utilization of community
Staff: 1975, 82; 1976, 83; 1977, 83
(General Funds Budget).
1975,23; 1976,23; 1977,23
(State Use Industries).
1975, III; 1976, 146; 1977,
126 (Non-Budget).
Mary Lou Bartram, Superintendent
954 Forrest Street,
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 837-2135
Chapter 695, Acts of 1967 provided that
all criminals sentenced after June 1, 1967
be committed to the Division of Correction
(then the Department of Correctional Serv-
ices) and authorized the Department to es-
tablish Receiving and Classification Centers
for prisoners.
On June 1, 1967, the Department estab-
lished a Reception Center at the Maryland
Penitentiary for male inmates. After diag-
nostic evaluation and classification, the in-
mate is assigned to one of the institutions of
the Division of Correction (Code 1957,
1976 Repl. Vol., Art. 27, sees. 689 (g)-
690,691-700 (a)).
The Reception Center is located within
the Maryland Penitentiary and operates un-
der the same budgetary appropriation. A
new Reception Center is on the drawing
board with groundbreaking expected to be-
gin at the end of the 1976 calendar year.
The new facility will be located near the
Penitentiary complex in Baltimore City.
Staff: 1975, 75; 1976, 74; 1977, 74.
Ralph L. Williams, Warden
Jessup (Anne Arundel
County) 20794 Telephone- 799-0100

The Maryland House of Correction, es-
tablished by Chapter 233, Acts of 1874,
is a medium security institution for male
offenders serving sentences of three months
or longer. The institution is located on 816.5
acres of land in both Anne Arundel and
Howard counties.
State Use Industries located at the Mary-
land House of Correction include shops
which produce paint, wooden furniture,
wooden furniture refinishing, knitwear, sew-
ing operations, auto tag and metal sign shop,
and a mattress shop.
Staff: 1975, 448; 1976, 468; 1977,
490 (General Funds Budget).
30 (State Use Industries Fund).
George H. Collins, Warden
954 Forrest Street,
Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 837-2135
The Maryland Penitentiary, authorized by
Resolution No. 32, Acts of 1804, and
opened in 1811, was the second institution
of its type established in the United States.
It is a maximum security institution for the
confinement of long-term prisoners com-
mitted by Courts in the State. In 1829
buildings containing workshops were con-
structed, thereby permitting the establish-
ment of industrial activities. In 1845 an
educational program was introduced, with
the prison's chaplains teaching the inmates.
Over the course of the years, a great deal
of construction and demolition has taken
place with the most recent additions made
in 1956 when the old administration build-
ing and one of the original cell houses were
razed to provide a site for a sixty-bed gen-
eral hospital to serve male inmates in the
correctional system. A new maximum se-
curity section for the confinement of pris-
oners awaiting execution, and new execu-
tion chambers (lethal gas) were also erected
in 1956. The last execution in the Maryland
Penitentiary took place in June, 1961.
State Use Industries activities conducted
at the Penitentiary include the operation of
printing departments, a metalworking shop,
sewing and woodworking shops.

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