Roxbury Correctional Institution

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Roxbury Correctional Institution
Location18701 Roxbury Road
Hagerstown, Maryland
StatusOperational
Security classLevel II Medium adult males
Opened1983
Managed byMaryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
WardenCasey Campbell

Roxbury Correctional Institution is a medium security prison operated by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Prisoners[edit]

In 2014, twenty-five war veterans at Roxbury took part in the nationally recognized POW/MIA recognition day.[1]

In 2015, Darryl Strawberry gave a motivational speech to inmates at Roxbury.[2] Inmates at Roxbury take care of animals through a program that also benefits the inmates.[3]

Notable incidents[edit]

While a Roxbury guard, Jeffrey Wroten, was guarding an inmate at a local hospital, the inmate shot and killed Wroten.[4]

Two former guards were sentenced to prison in federal court for assaulting an inmate.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theodros, Abby. "Incarcerated Veterans Honor Fallen Heroes". your4state.com. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ Calhoun, Caleb. "Fallen baseball star Strawberry preaches redemption to inmates". Herald-Mail Media. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ Notarianni, Alicia. "Program brings hope to inmates and animals at Roxbury Correctional Institution". Herald Mail. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ Williamson, Elizabeth. "Md. Corrections Officer Shot by Prisoner Who Took His Gun Dies". Washington Post. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Two Former Officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution Sentenced in Connection with Assault of an Inmate". justice.gov. Justice Department. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

Coordinates: 39°33′27″N 77°43′1″W / 39.55750°N 77.71694°W / 39.55750; -77.71694