Jails and Prisons

Maryland boosting incentives to recruit correctional officers

Maryland boosting incentives to recruit correctional officers

Maryland will offer a $5,000 recruitment bonus to new correctional officers to alleviate a persistent problem with vacancies in the state prison system.

Stephen T. Moyer, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will hold a news conference Thursday outside a recently closed part of the old Baltimore City Detention Center to announce the incentive.

According to a department notice, Moyer will announce that the department will offer any recruit who completes training at its academy a $2,000 bonus. Officers who successfully complete their one-year probationary period will be given an extra $3,000.

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