The Maryland Penitentiary was quiet yesterday as 30 inmates agreed to leave the tent city in the prison's recreation yard and move into empty cells in the west wing, a prison spokesman said.
Sgt. Gregory M. Shipley, spokesman for the state Division of Correction, said about 200 inmates remained in the yard yesterday, as corrections officers, about 20 boot-camp inmates and four police dogs scoured cells in C Dormitory searching for a second gun used in Wednesday's standoff. One gun has been found.
During the 23-hour standoff, two prison guards were held hostage but were released unharmed.
In the wake of the standoff, inmates were shepherded into the recreation yard, where they were provided with tents and mattresses. But on Saturday, prisoners began tearing up mattresses, stacking them near the prison gates and taking down the tents.