TopofemailSharing Our Stake in Maryland's Public SafetyAugust 2013

        The Public Safety Stakeholder
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The Dallas Morning News 8/1/2013

Maryland prison teams with non-profit to offer camp behind bars for inmates and their children  




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Governor Martin O'Malley
 Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
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  Low-risk, cleared inmate crews have harvested more than 1.2 MILLION pounds for produce for Maryland Food Bank's Farm to Food Bank. Follow PublicSafetyWorks on Instagram to see more pictures!

This Month's Featured Stories:


Gavel  keeping communities safe 
Sex Offender Registry cited for preventing possible sex crime   

DPSCS is the custodian of the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, a tool designed to help people identify sex offenders anywhere in the state. It's an easy- to- use tool that can be searched multiple ways--by crime, name, and location.  You can pull up your own neighborhood or anyplace in Maryland and find out where sex offenders are living, what their conviction is for, and which law enforcement agency handles their compliance.



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Human Capital  believing in human capital

Working off the tremendous success of a similar effort in Baltimore, Community Supervision agents in the Hyattsville field office are planning a large resource fair for September 19 at Landover in Prince George's County.

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Central Region Community Supervision hosted a Resource fair for ex-offenders at St. Frances High School in Baltimore City
PSW  public safety works

Public Safety Works continues to impress towns all across Maryland, as soon-to-be-released inmates contribute to many meaningful projects.


The latest large project is in Westminster, where inmates are hard at work building dozens of handicap-accessible curbs.



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In late August, a Brooklyn Park woman who had used the Registry and remembered a neighbor who was listed on it called police when she saw the man taking a boy into a wooded area.


Turns out that 78-year old man had served time and had previously been under community supervision for sex crimes. He now faces new charges.


DPSCS is proud to maintain the Sex Offender Registry, an important public safety tool---and in this Anne Arundel County case, one that may have helped to prevent a new sex crime.




The agents have lined up job providers, as well as housing and healthcare assistance agencies, and other non-profit service providers---people who can help men and women under Community Supervision overcome some of the difficult hurdles that often lead to recidivism.


DPSCS salutes the effort of the Hyattsville agents, and plans to follow the success of their resource fair event. 




The first two curbs have been finished, with many more to be constructed this fall.

The project comes a year after the first large-scale DPSCS curb effort in Cambridge, where the city saw streets that never had sidewalks and curb cuts transformed by inmates trained in concrete skills.


The contractor for both the Cambridge and in Westminster projects is Romano Construction, whose owner has been very pleased with the inmate's work ethic and the final product.


If your town or non-profit has a project that could benefit from inmate labor, skilled or unskilled, contact John Rowley at (301)573-7175. 


Concrete trained inmates work the curb constructions in Cambridge, Maryland


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