Eastern Correctional Institute, Westover, Maryland
June 21, 2018

Eastern Correctional Institute, Maryland (Photo Source: Daily Times).

Prisoners at the Eastern Correctional Institute in Maryland stage a protest in which, according to a former correctional officer who spoke on condition of anonymity to WBOC in Maryland, at least 600 prisoners disobey orders and refuse to go back to their cells in a protest against conditions at the prison. At the time of the incident, the prison is dramatically understaffed–120 officers and 15 supervisors short. Following the incident, the prison is placed on lockdown for three weeks.

Citations:

Former ECI CO: The Prison is a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’“, WBOC, June 27, 2018.

Neighbors React to Recent ECI Concerns“, WBOC, June 27, 2018.

Union and State split on staffing problem at ECIWMDT, June 30, 2018.

Correctional Officer punched at ECI“, WMDT, July 6, 2018.

Background:

80 at ECI indicted in ‘deeply rooted’ smuggling ring“, Delmarva Now, October 6, 2016.

Sex and money: Inside the Eastern Correctional indictment“, Delmarva Now, October 7, 2016.

Union says hundreds of state corrections workers missing pay“, WYPR, December 16, 2016.

Maryland corrections worker union plans protest over staffing“, Herald Mail Media, October 6, 2017.