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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)




With nearly 12,000 employees, and a budget of close to $1.2 billion, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is one of the largest agencies in Maryland state government, whose eleven thousand employees work as a team to protect the public and the offenders and arrestees under their supervision. Our functions include the operation of state correctional and Baltimore City pretrial facilities that total 27 institution and 45 community supervision offices.

Operationally, DPSCS oversees all aspects of supervision for sentenced offenders in the state prison system, the treatment facility Patuxent Institution, and those under community supervision by Parole and Probation agents. The Department is also responsible for detainees in the Baltimore City pre-trial jails.

State Prison Advocates – Some of our services:
  • Pre-Sentence Assistance
  • Sentencing Advocacy & Assistance
  • Reception Center/Designation Assistance
  • Programs Eligibility Assessment
  • Good Time & Incentive Credit Strategies
  • Community Re-Entry Assistance
  • Early Parole Eligibility
  • Probation Assistance
  • Commutations of Sentence
  • Pardon Petition
  • Sex Offender Registration & Notifications
Programs Available to Eligible Offenders:
  • Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED)
  • MCE – CARES Program
  • Addicts Changing Together-Substance Abuse Program (ACT-SAP)
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Re-entry Program
  • Conditional Release Program
  • Eligible Person Program
Correctional Facilities:
  • BCCC Baltimore City Correctional Center
  • BCF Brockbridge Correctional Facility
  • BPRU Baltimore Pre-Release Unit
  • BPRU-W Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women
  • CDF Chesapeake Detention Facility
  • CHDU Central Home Detention Unit
  • CMCF Central Maryland Correctional Facility
  • CMHC-J Correctional Mental Health Center
  • DHE Dismas House East
  • DHW Dismas House West
  • ECI Eastern Correctional Institution Westover
  • ECI-A Eastern Correctional Institution Annex
  • EPRU Eastern Pre-Release Unit
  • HLTCF Herman L. Toulson Correctional Facility
  • JCI Jessup Correctional Institution
  • JPRU Jessup Pre-Release Unit
  • MCI-H Maryland Correctional Institution - Hagerstown
  • MCI-J Maryland Correctional Institution – Jessup
  • MCI-W Maryland Correctional Institution for Women Jessup
  • MCPRS Maryland Correctional Pre-Release
  • MCTC Maryland Correctional Training Center
  • MRDCC Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center
  • MTC Metropolitan Transition Center
  • BCI North Branch Correctional Institution
  • PATX Patuxent Institution
  • PHPRU Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit
  • RCI Roxbury Correctional Institute
  • SMPRU Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit
  • THRESH Threshold
  • WCI Western Correctional Institution
Detention Facilities:
  • BCBIC Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center
  • BCDC Baltimore City Detention Center