The warden at the Maryland prison that has been locked down since inmates rioted last May will be reassigned at his own request, corrections officials said.
Mason W. Waters, warden of the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown, will begin working temporarily at Division of Correction headquarters in Baltimore, according to Gregory M. Shipley, a prison system spokesman.
Waters requested the reassignment 2 1/2 weeks ago, Shipley said.
Fifty-eight inmates and correctional officers were injured in the MCI-H riot, which caused property damage estimated at $1.5 million.
At DOC headquarters, Waters will work on improving the division's system of classifying inmates and calculating their proper release dates, Shipley said.