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Alert System in Hagerstown Close to Ready

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A system to alert residents of any escapes from a state prison in Hagerstown, Maryland is nearly in place. The existing emergency notification system at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown came under question after a convicted murderer escaped in January. Prison authorities say a siren was sounded, but some residents of the area say they didn't hear it. The siren was later tested and modified in April. Now the state Division of Correction says the new warning system is nearly ready to go. The prison's executive staff was trained on using it earlier this week. A spokesman tells the Herald-Mail newspaper the system involves a variety of communication forms but says people living near the prison will have to sign up to receive notifications in the event of an escape.

Natalie Neumann has the details...

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