Ex-MCI warden fired from job he was switched to after jail riot

November 11, 1991

The former warden at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown has been fired from the job he was transferred to after a riot at MCI last spring, a state prison official said.

Mason W. Waters Jr., warden at the prison when the riot occurred there in May, was told last week that he had been terminated from his new job at the prison system headquarters in Baltimore, effective Nov. 19, said Sgt. Gregory M. Ship

ley, a spokesman for the state Division of Correction.

Waters was transferred from MCI last July. In the new position, he headed a program on inmate classification and procedures for determining sentences and time served.

An investigation into the riot that caused $1.5 million and injured 44 inmates and 14 guards is continuing.

Waters had been employed by the Division of Correction since January 1972, Shipley said.

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