Press Room

All media requests should be directed to [email protected]

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.
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has announced an incentive program that it hopes will attract correctional officers.
Maryland will offer a $5,000 recruitment bonus to new correctional officers to alleviate a persistent problem with vacancies in the state prison system.
Unionized nurses and other health care professionals at state hospitals called  for more staffing on Tuesday.