BALTIMORE (AP) — A new warden is being installed at Baltimore’s central booking facility, one of the nation’s busiest.

Carolyn Scruggs is being installed at a ceremony at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center on Tuesday morning.

Scruggs began her criminal justice career as a district court commissioner. The 16-year veteran of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will oversee more than 500 employees and a facility that typically processes all arrestees in the city of Baltimore — more than 150 people a day. Last year, the facility booked about 58,000 people.

Scruggs has been acting warden since the previous warden, Naomi Williams, resigned in April. Williams was one of eight corrections employees put on administrative leave after five officers were indicted on assault charges.

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


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