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​DPSCS Secretary Carolyn J. Scruggs shares her upbringing and experiences that pushed her to make a difference in her community.

​ She asserts the importance of never doubting your abilities, which ultimately led her to become the first African American woman to run DPSCS.


Second Chance Month

April marks Second Chance Month, an occasion for reflection and action on the vital importance of reentry initiatives for incarcerated individuals. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MD DPSCS) is proud to acknowledge this significant month dedicated to providing opportunities for redemption and rehabilitation.