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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 City Detention Center ( BCDC )
  • 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 )