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Article - Correctional Services




§1–101.

    (a)    In this article the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Commissioner of Correction” means the Commissioner of the Division of Correction.

    (c)    “Comptroller” means the Comptroller of the State.

    (d)    “Correctional facility” means a facility that is operated for the purpose of detaining or confining adults who are charged with or found guilty of a crime.

    (e)    “County” means a county of the State and Baltimore City.

    (f)    “Department” means the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (g)    “Division of Correction” means the Division of Correction in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (h)    “Division of Parole and Probation” means the Division of Parole and Probation in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (i)    “Inmate” means an individual who is actually or constructively detained or confined in a correctional facility.

    (j)    “Local correctional facility” means a correctional facility that is operated:

        (1)    by one or more counties; or

        (2)    by a municipal corporation.

    (k)    “Managing official” means the administrator, director, warden, superintendent, sheriff, or other individual responsible for the management of a correctional facility.

    (l)    “Person” means an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, fiduciary, representative of any kind, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other entity.

    (m)    “Secretary” means the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (n)    “State” means:

        (1)    a state, possession, territory, or commonwealth of the United States; or

        (2)    the District of Columbia.

    (o)    (1)    “State correctional facility” means a correctional facility that is operated by the State.

        (2)    “State correctional facility” includes:

            (i)    the Patuxent Institution;

            (ii)    the Baltimore City Detention Center; and

            (iii)    the centralized booking facility in Baltimore City that is operated by the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    (p)    “Treasurer” means the Treasurer of the State.