The Department is committed to protecting the health of incarcerated individuals and staff.
The Department's leadership team continues to monitor the data regarding the spread of COVID-19 across its system and within Maryland communities. The need to modify operations and incarcerated individual movement may vary and change at any given time based on the need and/or severity of the health situation as indicated by the COVID-19 data and/or recommendations of the Maryland Department of Health.
Effective immediately, Maryland DPSCS will begin to transition back to in-person incarcerated individual visitation, with newly instated COVID-19 protocols and policies.
Maryland House Bill 222 - Effective June 1, 2021.
Maryland House Bill 222 requires the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) to provide each individual who is released from a correctional facility with a voter registration application and documentation informing the individual that their voting rights have been restored.