Eastern Correctional Institution

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Eastern Correctional Institution
Location30420 Revells Neck Road
Westover, Maryland
Statusmedium
Capacity3400
Opened1987
Managed byMaryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

The Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) is a medium-security state prison for men located in Westover, Somerset County, Maryland, owned and operated by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.[1] Eastern has a minimum-security Annex, completed in 1993, and housing some 560 inmates. The total capacity of the minimum- and medium-security sections is around 3,400.[2] With an actual population of about 3,300, this is Maryland's largest prison.[3]

The facility is adjacent to the Somerset County Detention Center.

In October 2016, federal authorities indicted eighty people as part of a scheme to smuggle drugs, telephones and pornography into the facility. Also while there the federal authorities investigated 6 different murders within the facility one of them resulting in one inmate being partially decapitated. The investigation led to the charge and conviction of an inmate Patrick Simpson#3378314 who was also under suspicion for 2 previous murders and for smuggling large amounts of illicit drugs and tobacco. Simpson subsequently pleaded out to assault with a deadly weapon and received an additional 2 years on his sentence to be served before his release. [4]

Notable inmates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Correctional Institution". Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ Nunez, Lissette (8 August 2015). "A look behind bars at Eastern Correctional Institution". WMDT. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ Fenton, Justin; Jessica, Anderson; Kevin, Rector (5 October 2016). "Feds to Announce Indictment of 80 People in Maryland Corruption Case". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ Fenton, Justin; Jessica, Anderson; Kevin, Rector (5 October 2016). "Feds to Announce Indictment of 80 People in Maryland Corruption Case". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 5 October 2016.

Coordinates: 38°09′26″N 75°42′15″W / 38.157089°N 75.704255°W / 38.157089; -75.704255