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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 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.

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.

The Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination was formed in 2001 (Chapter 687, Acts of 2001). With its executive director, the Council developed a plan for the employment of offenders covering the transition between incarceration and their return to the community. The plan included information and initiatives that expand employment opportunities and support for offenders (both in and out of the correctional system). The plan outlined how to improve coordination of employment services and provide more employment counseling for offenders. In addition, the 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 the Council expired August 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, 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 PRE-RELEASE UNIT FOR WOMEN ANNEX
Under Division of Correction, the Annex, with a capacity for 36 inmates, opened in November 1993 at the former site of the 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 HOME DETENTION UNIT
Under Metropolitan Transition Center.

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, the Correctional Options Program supervised community programs as alternatives to incarceration in the metropolitan Baltimore Area.

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

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
Effective July 1, 1997, transferred to Department of State Police (Chapter 352, Acts of 1997).

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

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

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

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

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.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Under Patuxent Institution, disbanded in July 2000.

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

The Maryland House of Correction was the second oldest prison in the 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). The prison was situated on 800 acres south of MD Route 175 between U.S. Route 1 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in both Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

On March 19, 2007, the Maryland House of Correction closed, following an attack earlier in the 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 the 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 the 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, 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 MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Under Office of Secretary, functions divided between Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Business Enterprise in July 2007.

OPERATIONS
Headed by Deputy Secretary, abolished in July 2007.

PROPERTY SERVICES
Reorganized as Capital Programs in July 2007.

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, 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.

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

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