DPSCS to Kick Off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week With Detainees’ Donation to MD Crime Victims’ Resource Center
Monday, 4/22 at 10 at Chesapeake Detention Facility (former Supermax) on Madison St.

TOWSON, MD (April 18, 2013) --- The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) will kick off its many National Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities with a check presentation on Monday, April 22 at 10 at the Chesapeake Detention Facility on Madison St. across from Central Booking. Federal detainees awaiting trial have donated approximately $500 and will present a check to the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center (MCVRC).

MCVRC was founded by Roberta and Vince Roper in honor of their daughter Stephanie, whose murder brought to light the many injustices and shortcoming victims encountered in the legal system at that time.

Throughout the week, DPSCS will be hosting many activities, including a prison tour for victims and those who work with victims (Thursday at 9 at Jessup Correctional Institution); special guest speakers (Hagerstown prisons all week); and “Food For Thought” paper plate displays with special messages from and about victims at many DPSCS Community Supervision offices and correctional facilities.

Chesapeake Detention Facility, the former ‘Supermax’ prison, is operated by DPSCS for the U.S. Marshals Service. It houses federal detainees awaiting trial.

WHAT:  $500 presented to MD Crime Victims’ Resource Center by federal detainees

WHEN:  Monday, 4/22 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:   Chesapeake Detention Facility on Madison St. across from Central Booking in Baltimore