Maryland House of Correction

Maryland House Of Correction

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The Maryland House of Correction, nicknamed "The Cut" or "The House", was a Maryland Department of Corrections state maximum security prison in an unincorporated area in Maryland. Most of its territory was in Anne Arundel County, while portions were in Howard County."." The Washington Post. Retrieved on October 7, 2010.Helderman, Rosalind S. "." Washington Post. Monday march 19, 2007. Retrieved on January 1, 2010.

The prison was situated on south of Maryland Route 175 between U.S. 1 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.


The Maryland House of Correction was the second prison established by the State of Maryland. It opened in January 1879. A medium-security facility, it was designed to house inmates sentenced to less than three years' imprisonment. Annual reports from 1900 to 1903, however, reveal that some inmates of the House of Correction were serving sentences ranging to ten years. In addition to those imprisoned for criminal offenses, the initiating legislation permitted Justices of the Peace to commit "any vagrant, habitually disorderly person (not insane) or habitual drunkard" to the House of Correction for up to six months.

The House of Correction was designed to hold both male and female prisoners. In 1921, all the female...
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