wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35


Md. Hosts Multistate Meeting On Incarcerated Vets

View Comments

(AP Photo)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PERRYVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s prison agency is playing host to a multistate conference in Perryville on incarcerated military veterans.

The event Tuesday at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center features state Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary Maynard and Maryland Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward Chow.

The conference is a function of the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association.

In 2002, the Department of Justice reported that veterans accounted for roughly 10 percent of the nation’s jail and prison population. Those are the most recent numbers available.

The conference topics include veterans’ courts, re-entry services for veterans, suicide prevention and homelessness.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,220 other followers