Article - Correctional Services
(a) In this section, “administrator” means an administrator of a county detention center.
(b) This section applies only in Prince George’s County.
(c) (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, an administrator may allow an inmate sentenced to imprisonment in a detention center after being convicted of a crime or found in contempt of court to leave actual confinement to:
(i) seek or work at gainful, private employment;
(ii) participate in a training or rehabilitation program; or
(iii) attend educational or vocational institutions in the county.
(2) The administrator may allow the inmate to leave confinement:
(i) in accordance with established programs;
(ii) during necessary and reasonable hours; and
(iii) after determining that the inmate is eligible for the program and recommending it to and receiving written approval from the sentencing or administrative judge.
(d) (1) The administrator shall adopt guidelines and rules for the conduct of the work release program that shall:
(i) take into consideration the security of the detention center and the safety of the public; and
(ii) conform with conditions that a sentencing or administrative judge may impose in a particular case.
(2) When an inmate is not employed or otherwise participating in a work release program, the inmate shall be confined in the detention center in the same manner as any other inmate committed to the custody of the administrator.
(3) If an inmate violates a trust or a condition that the administrator establishes in the rules for conduct or employment, the inmate is:
(i) subject to removal from the work release program; and
(ii) after an administrative hearing, subject to cancellation of any earned diminution of the inmate’s term of confinement.
(e) (1) The authorized representative of a detention center shall collect the earnings of an inmate, less any payroll deductions.
(2) From the earnings of the inmate, the authorized representative of the detention center shall deduct:
(i) the amount determined to be the cost to the county for food, lodging, and clothing for the inmate;
(ii) actual and necessary food, travel, and other expenses incidental to the inmate’s participation in the program;
(iii) an amount the inmate is legally obligated or desires to pay for the support of a dependent; and
(iv) court–ordered payments for restitution.
(3) The authorized representative of the detention center shall credit to the inmate’s account any remaining balance.
(f) (1) An administrator may develop educational and vocational programs to further the educational and vocational training of an inmate sentenced to the detention center.
(2) (i) The administrator shall adopt regulations to govern the conduct and participation of an inmate in an educational or vocational program as necessary for the security of the detention center and the safety of the public.
(ii) If an inmate violates a trust or a condition that the administrator establishes for conduct during participation in an educational or vocational program, the inmate:
1. is subject to removal from the program, with notice to the sentencing judge; and
2. after an administrative hearing, is subject to cancellation of any earned diminution of the inmate’s term of confinement.