Life-term inmates are transferred to more secure prisons

August 04, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

In a move to improve security at Maryland correctional institutions, inmates serving life terms who have an escape history have been transferred to more secure facilities.

As of July 28, said Commissioner of Correction William W. Sondervan, 52 of 73 inmates whose records were reviewed have been transferred to the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, the Roxbury Correctional Institution at Hagerstown or the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland.

The action followed the recent escape of two inmates from the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup, Sondervan said. Both were recaptured in Baltimore, and a prison psychologist was charged with aiding in their escape.

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