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The union representing Maryland correctional officers is warning that staffing levels in state prisons are at dangerously low levels.
Members of the union representing correctional officers from across the state held a rally Saturday in Cumberland asking for more officers and better working conditions.
The union representing Maryland state correctional officers has a message for Gov. Larry Hogan: "No more excuses," either find the money to increase staffing in the state prisons, or something dangerous will happen.
The union representing Maryland state correctional officers isn't letting up in its pressure on the Hogan administration to increase staffing in the state's prisons. And the state insists it's making a concentrated effort to do that.
A union representing state, county and municipal workers held a rally Wednesday afternoon in downtown Salisbury. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME are urging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to take action and fill what it believes is a dangerous under-staffing issue in various state-run facilities.
A Baltimore judge held the state health secretary in civil contempt Thursday and slammed the Hogan administration for failing to provide adequate space in mental health hospitals.
Council President Patrick Moran says Deer's Head Hospital in Salisbury has had to turn away hundreds of mental health clients that need aid and assistance due to insufficient staff and beds.
Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the first institution people are brought to after being arrested in the city, has seen a spike in assaults since Gov. Larry Hogan closed the City Jail, state statistics show.