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§ 3-521. Miscellaneous duties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCorrectional ServicesEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Correctional Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Division of Correction (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Maryland Correctional Enterprises (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 3-521
§ 3-521. Miscellaneous duties
(a)(1) The Management Council shall:
(i) advise Maryland Correctional Enterprises on its specific proposals to establish new industries and improve the quality and quantity of job training programs; and
(ii) recommend the establishment and maintenance of industrial plants and service centers to be used for implementing the programs developed by the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer under § 3-511 of this subtitle.
(2) Maryland Correctional Enterprises shall operate industrial plants and service centers recommended under paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection primarily with incarcerated individuals in a manner that benefits the State and the training of incarcerated individuals by producing goods or providing services that are practical and adaptable for a prison industry.
(b) The Management Council shall:
(1) review the operation of the programs of Maryland Correctional Enterprises to determine whether:
(i) there is undue competition with private enterprise and recommend necessary adjustments to prevent undue competition; and
(ii) there is any negative impact on workers in the State, including wage depression or job displacement;
(2) review the standards for goods and services and the pricing schedules as recommended by the Chief Executive Officer; and
(3) review the occupational health and safety record of programs and other working conditions of incarcerated individuals in the programs of Maryland Correctional Enterprises.
(c) The Management Council shall:
(1) review the success of Maryland Correctional Enterprises in:
(i) meeting the employability development needs of incarcerated individuals; and
(ii) coordinating work programs with other rehabilitative programs;
(2) solicit and review information pertaining to concerns of participating incarcerated individuals; and
(3) recommend changes as necessary to meet the goals and objectives of Maryland Correctional Enterprises.
(d) The Management Council shall:
(1) solicit ideas, proposals, and suggestions from business representatives, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and members of the public as to how Maryland Correctional Enterprises could enhance the work experience of incarcerated individuals and increase the ability of incarcerated individuals to obtain gainful employment after release;
(2) review and recommend opportunities with private sector employers to expand the Prison Industries Enhancement Program;
(3) review and identify ways to improve the business practices of Maryland Correctional Enterprises in its sales, marketing, inventory, warehousing, and product line operations;
(4) monitor customer satisfaction with price, quality, delivery, and after delivery service; and
(5) review and comment on the operating and capital budgets of Maryland Correctional Enterprises, including cash forecasts.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 54, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 1999, c. 324, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2005, c. 124, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2023, c. 721, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
Formerly Art. 27, § 681B.
MD Code, Correctional Services, § 3-521, MD CORR SERV § 3-521
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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