DPSCS Press Releases

DPSCS Website Feature Stories

DPSCS celebrates more than a million pounds harvested for the MD Food Bank
The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) Public Safety Works inmate restorative justice initiative ...Learn more


A Sobering Message on Driving Under the Influence
The teenagers thought it would be easier than this. Surely a pair of goggles wouldn't disrupt their attempt to negotiate a simple turn or stop sign. They were wrong. ...Learn more


“Food For Thought” During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
“Food For Thought,” a paper plate-based campaign that gives crime victims a voice, is part of this year’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ participation in National ...Learn more


Patuxent Institution Inmates Help Restore an Iconic Endangered American Tree
Male and female inmates at the State's highly regarded Patuxent ...Learn more


Central Region Community Supervision Hosts Community Resource Fair to Help Ex-Offenders
In the shadow of the nation's oldest prison, hundreds of ex-offenders who never want to ...Learn more


DPSCS Public Safety Works Crews Descend on Trash-Marred Gwynns Falls Trail
Twenty-six inmates from Baltimore City pre-release centers descended today on the filthy banks of ...Learn more


First Hazmat-Trained Inmates Graduate in Groundbreaking House of Correction Deconstruction
Nearly 40 inmates are now a step closer to getting good-paying jobs when they leave prison, thanks to one of the largest and, ...Learn more


Community Supervision Agents Donate More than 2,000 Books to Prison Libraries
Community Supervision agents in eight field offices made a tremendous contribution to Western Maryland prison libraries recently, ...Learn more


Community Supervision looking for a few good men and women
Among the true unsung heroes in the world of Maryland Public Safety are the corps of Community Supervision agents, who work in all corners of the state. ...Learn more


Two DPSCS Prisons in the Groundbreaking America's VetDog Program Get Their Second Sets of Puppies
The first state prisons in the country with incarcerated veterans training service puppies for wounded U.S. service people ...Learn more


Chesapeake Detention Facility Detainees Make Large Donation to Komen Cancer Organization
Federal detainees awaiting trial at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ operated ...Learn more


ECI Lifers Give Back to a Local School
The bustling Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) Central Laundry Plant, at the pre-release Central Maryland Correctional Facility, can handle as much as 10,000 pounds of laundry a day. ...Learn more


Laundering Bras for a Good Cause
The bustling Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) Central Laundry Plant, at the pre-release Central Maryland Correctional Facility, can handle as much as 10,000 pounds of laundry a day. ...Learn more


More than 50 Law Enforcement Agencies, Businesses, and Individuals Honored at Governor’s Annual Crime Prevention Awards
Fifty-five individuals, businesses, and law enforcement agencies were honored yesterday for their innovative crime prevention ...Learn more


A Treasure Trove for DPSCS Correctional Libraries Thanks to the Parole Rotary
The Parole Rotary made its second large donation to Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service (DPSCS) prison ...Learn more


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Rick Binetti – Executive Director of Communications
410-339-5007

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410-339-5065

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