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Director's Office

The Director's Office is responsible for providing policy direction and coordination for the operating divisions of the Department of Corrections. She is assisted by two Deputy Directors and an Associate Director.

The office prepares speeches, responds to the media, reviews pending state and local legislation, works closely with community and faith-based groups and provides information and tours for members of the public.

Its Office of Professional Responsibility and Legal Affairs investigates alleged misconduct, oversees the employee random drug testing program, conducts trial boards and monitors legal issues. The Office of Professional Responsibility and Legal Affairs is also the Custodian of Records for the Department.


The Director's Office partners with other county public safety agencies and neighboring correctional facilities throughout the year, and it oversees the more than 400-strong volunteer and intern programs. The Director's Office also oversees the COPES mentoring program for youth in county schools as well as the Pencil Box Project, which results in hundreds of students receiving new school supplies and uniforms for free.

Meet the Director

Terence Clark was sworn in as Director on March 12, 2024, after being confirmed by the Prince George's County Council. With more than 34 years of correctional experience, Director Clark was most recently Deputy Commissioner of Operations at the Philadelphia Department of Prisons in Pennsylvania. Starting his correctional career as a private and working up the ranks, Director Clark has seen every facet of corrections and is utilizing this experience to assist in his duties as Director.