Green is the New Black

At this year’s MACo Summer Conference learn how correctional training and environmental programs intersect to build marketable job skills and improve communities in the process.

Title: Green is the New Black

Description: Local jails operate numerous programs where inmates can receive training along with marketable skills that are geared toward improving the ecology, quality, and beauty of the state’s waterways and surrounding communities. Rain gardening and landscaping, water retention pond maintenance, and oyster habitat restoration are just a few of the programs that connect environmental protection and job training. In this session, learn more about how these programs are a success for the individual inmates as well as the communities that benefit from their newly acquired skills.


  • Robert Green, Director, Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Marsha Bailey, Director of Re-Entry and Transition Services, DPSCS
  • Lori Lilly, Director, Howard EcoWorks

Moderator: The Honorable Charles Sydnor, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 2018; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

The 2018 MACo Summer Conference will be held August 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.”

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