St. Mary's County Detention Center Receives Compliance Award

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The Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards (MCCS), presented Captain Michael R. Merican, Division Commander, and members of the Corrections Division, a Recognition of Achievement Award for 100% Compliance of Standards for an Adult Correctional Facility. 

MCCS is an administrative agency within the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services which was established by Act of the 1980 General Assembly.  The enabling legislation is codified as Article 41, Section 4-401 of the Annotated Code. 

The MCCS conducts regular formal audits of every State, local and private adult place of confinement to determine applicable regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.  A primary goal of the agency is to facilitate total compliance with the standards, thereby fostering public safety, staff welfare and inmate well being.  It should be noted this is the third audit cycle wherein at the conclusion of the audit the facility was in 100% compliance.


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