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Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
Location Jessup, Maryland
Status Operational
Security class Adult women
Population 800 (as of 2014)
Managed by Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Warden Margaret Chippendale

Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCI-W) is a multi-level security prison operated by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Jessup, Maryland.


  • Prisoners 1
  • Education 2
  • Notable incidents 3
  • Former inmates 4
  • References 5


Diane Sawyer visited the prison for a special on women behind bars.[1] Women at the prison stitch flags for Maryland government agencies.[2] Women helped write plays that were eventually performed outside of prison.[3] Yoga classes have been taught at the prison.[4]


Goucher College offers courses to inmates at MCI-W.[5][6]

Notable incidents

In 2013, a Department of Justice report found higher-than-average rates of guard on inmate sexual abuse.[7]

Former inmates


  1. ^ Boedeker, Hal. "Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special". 
  2. ^ DiMarco, Nick. "Flag Day: Banners are symbol of liberty their seamstresses hope to regain". Maryland Reporter. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Hughes, Sarah Anne. "From Behind Bars to the Kennedy Center: Prisoner-Penned Play Comes to the Stage". DCist. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Schware, Rob. "Why Yoga for Women Prisoners?". HuffPost. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Grasgreen, Allie. "Kids Before Cons Act aims to fight Pell Grants for prisoners". Politico. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Anderson, Nick. "Selective Goucher College brings liberal arts into Maryland prisons". Washington Post. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Duncan, Ian. "Baltimore has high rate of staff-inmate sex". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Wire actress one of 30 arrested after dawn drug raid". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
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