HAGERSTOWN -- While a probe continues into the causes of the May 25 inmate uprising at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Hagerstown, the warden of the riot-torn prison has been transferred to an administrative position, state corrections officials said yesterday.
Mason Waters, who was warden at MCI at Hagerstown for more than two years, will be replaced by Lloyd L. Waters, who is warden at the neighboring Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, said Sgt. Gregory M. Shipley, corrections spokesman. (He said the two men are not related.)
Mason Waters will head the program on classification and procedures for inmate sentences and time served, Sergeant Shipley said.
When asked if Richard A. Lanham Sr., the state's commissioner of corrections, was dissatisfied with the MCI-H operations, Sergeant Shipley said, "He feels that this will enhance the operation of the institution at Hagerstown."