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Community Escape Alert System

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announces a new notification system for concerned citizens in the event of an escape at one of our correctional facilities. The notifications are available in the following formats: e-mail, text message, and via telephone or cell phone. Please be advised that your standard carrier text message and cellular rates apply.


  • Review the list of notification regions below to determine which regions you wish to be notified from in case of an escape.
  • Click on any region link to go to the registration page.
  • The Smart Notice web page will appear.
  • Follow the registration page prompts.
  • Helpful Hints: The password is alpha numeric no punctuation symbols. If you want to select more than one notification region; press Ctrl and click the additional regions.
  • If at anytime your contact information changes, please log in to update your account.
  • In the event an inmate escapes from one of the institutions listed under that region you will be notified in the format(s) you have chosen; one notice is sent to each format requested.
  • After the notification, please follow the story on your local news service for additional information.

Periodic System checks may be held between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Westover Region

  • Eastern Correctional Institution ( ECI )
  • Eastern Correctional Institution - Annex ( ECIA )

Quantico Area

  • Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit ( PHPRU )

Church Hill Area

  • Eastern Pre-Release Unit ( EPRU )

Baltimore Region

  • Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center ( BCBIC )
  • Baltimore City Correctional Center ( BCCC )
  • Baltimore Pre-Release Unit ( BPRU )
  • Chesapeake Detention Facility (CDF )
  • Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center ( MRDCC )
  • Metropolitan Transition Center ( MTC )

Jessup Region

  • Brockbridge Correctional Facility ( BCF )
  • Dorsey Run Correctional Facility ( DRCF )
  • Jessup Correctional Institution ( JCI )
  • Maryland Correctional Institution - Jessup ( MCIJ )
  • Maryland Correctional Institution for Women ( MCIW )
  • Patuxent Institution ( PATX )

Charlotte Hall Area

  • Southern Maryland Pre-Release Unit ( SMPRU )

Sykesville Area

  • Central Maryland Correctional Facility ( CMCF )

Hagerstown Region

  • Maryland Correctional Institution - Hagerstown ( MCIH )
  • Maryland Correctional Training Center ( MCTC )
  • Roxbury Correctional Institution ( RCI )

Cumberland Region

  • Western Correctional Institution ( WCI )
  • North Branch Correctional Institution ( NBCI )