Md. Moves Inmates From Low-Lying Areas

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — State corrections officials say 188 inmates housed at the Poplar Hill Pre-release Unit at Quantico have been moved because of evacuation of some low-lying areas.

The inmates will be moved across the Wicomico River to the Eastern Correctional Institution. They will be housed in the
prison’s two gyms.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is working with Maryland Environmental Service to prepare ECI’s self-contained power plant for emergency operations. Extra fuel for the power plant has been stored.

The Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center and Baltimore City Detention Center, which are in a flood-prone area, have sandbags and other flood-mitigation measures in place.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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