Officials cut ribbon for detention center expansion

Jail expansion complete

St. Mary’s Commissioner President Randy Guy (R), flanked by Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert L. Green, left, and Major Michael Merican, St. Mary’s assistant sheriff, right, cuts the ribbon for the new St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center expansion, which includes space for female inmates, an updated HVAC system and a medical wing, in addition for other amenities. The female inmate population is expected to move into the new wing around early August after finishing touches are made, Maryann Thompson, the jail’s deputy warden, said.