Allegany Helps Fund Construction for Prison Training Center

A new training center will be built on Allegany College of Maryland Campus for employees of Western and North Branch correctional institutions. Construction for the training center is being funded through a loan and partnership from the Allegany County Commissioners.

The Cumberland Times-News reports:

“The college would pay the money back over the next seven years, so (the commission) is really just fronting the money,” said Rebecca Ruppert, the college’s director of professional development.

The estimated $600,000 needed to build a 5,000-square-foot structure will be loaned to the college under the conditions that ACM lease the building and reimburse the county.

 The article notes that construction is set to begin in 2018 and that 1,200 employees from the state prisons will train there once it is completed.

Read The Cumberland Times-News to learn more.