No Jail is an Island at #MACoCon

No jail is an island…at least in Maryland that is. The sufficiency and success of each county jail is dependent in part on the bridges they build and partnerships they form to offer the most comprehensive programs and services for their inmates.

At this year’s MACo Winter Conference learn more about how county jails are leveraging relationships to generate success for the jails, the inmates, and the communities they will return to:

Title: No Jail is an Island

Description: At any given point in time county jails collectively house nearly 10,000 inmates in addition to overseeing hundreds of support staff – some manage more people than a small municipality! These jails are charged with helping to protect the safety of the community and rehabilitating those behind the walls who will eventually be returned to the community. They provide an extensive list of services, everything from housing, meals, and health care services, to workforce development services, education, and life skills programs. Smooth operation is key and services need to be cohesive and connected. For the best results, jails partner with a range of public and private entities as well as each other. In this session, learn more about the importance of key partnerships that help keep your jails running safely, efficiently, and effectively.


  • George Kaloroumakis, Director, Wicomico County Department of Corrections
  • Guy Merritt, Chief, Community Corrections Division, Prince George’s County Department of Corrections
  • Russell Wright, Ordinance Road Correctional Center Transition Education Liaison, Anne Arundel Community College Corrections Education Coordinator

Moderator: The Honorable Jennifer Williams, President, Talbot County Council

Date/Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “The Power of Partnership.”

Learn more about MACo’s 2017 Winter Conference: