People walk through a gated area to enter the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, Md., during an open house Sunday. The prison was built in 1879 and closed in 2007 after the deaths of two correctional officers. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

People walk through a gated area to enter the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, Md., during an open house Sunday. The prison was built in 1879 and closed in 2007 after the deaths of two correctional officers. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)