2017 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 2 - Covered Employees and Employers
§ 9-221. Prisoner

  • (a) In general. -- A prisoner is a covered employee while the prisoner is:
    • (1) working for a board of county commissioners, a county council, or a county roads board if:
      • (i) the county pays the prisoner a wage or stipulated sum; and
      • (ii) the prisoner sustains permanent partial or permanent total disability or dies, as a result of an accidental personal injury; or
    • (2) engaged in work while under the supervision of Maryland Correctional Enterprises in the Federal Prison Industry Enhancement Program as provided in ยง 10-308(d) of the Correctional Services Article.
  • (b) Payment for work. -- In Allegany, Anne Arundel, Charles, Montgomery, Washington, and Wicomico counties, payment of a stipend or other money into an account that a correctional institution administers for a prisoner does not constitute payment of a wage or stipulated sum under subsection (a)(1)(i) of this section.
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