Maryland State Jails

Maryland Jail Information:

Maryland is the 42nd biggest state in the United States of America. It is spread over a vast area of 12,407 square miles and has a huge population of 5,296,486 residents making it the 19th most populated state of America. The residents of Maryland are called Marylanders. Among the major rivers that flow through Maryland are the Potomac River, the Patuxent River, the Loch Raven Reservoir and the Patapsco River. The state of Maryland has 23 counties within it. The Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are the bordering waters along with the state of West Virginia, Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Total Population:

5,700,000

Population in Jail:

12,561

Percentage Ratio:

0.22%
Maryland State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
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Additional Information on Maryland Jails:

The Maryland State Jail is administered by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). It has almost 12,000 employees working for it. The DPSCS is one of the biggest state agencies that are operating in Maryland on a budget of almost 1.2 billion dollars. There are three correctional divisions that form the functions of the Maryland State Jail. The three correctional divisions comprise of 27 facilities along with 45 probation and parole supervision offices. The DPSCS also has the responsibility of maintaining the Criminal Justice Information Repository of Maryland along with many other functions including the Emergency Number Systems Board, the Correctional Training Commissions, the Maryland Police, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and many others.

 

The main objective of the Maryland State Jail is to keep a safe environment for everyone living in the state of Maryland. This is achieved through increasing the security of the institutions and by ensuring that all the offenders and ex-offenders stay tamed. The DPSCS also works with other partnering agencies through which they collaborate to share crucial intelligence information to ensure that the crime and violence rate stays at a minimum rate. All this is achieved through the DPSCS.