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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Where Brittany Norwood is headed for a very long time

Brittany Norwood, convicted Wednesday night of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of Jayna Murray, faces life in prison -- with or without the possibility of parole -- when she is sentenced in January.

She will do that time in Jessup, at Maryland’s only women’s prison. Formal name: Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. It is known inside as simply, MCIW.

Special services for inmates include: degree programs from Anne Arundel Community College, religious services, an annual fall revival, and financial literacy classes. The prison allows certain inmates to raise puppies. Last year, a Wiccan group was formed.

Visiting hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. There are also visiting hours on weekends.
Norwood (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)
No visits are allowed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or the 31st of every month. Visit duration: no longer than one hour.

The prison is 72 years old. There were about 820 inmates in 2010, according to state prison documents. It costs roughly $36 million a year to operate.

The library is open Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Perhaps the prison’s greatest asset is its flag-making program. WBAL in Baltimore recently reported that MCIW inmates have been sewing U.S. and Maryland state flags for nearly seven decades. The Baltimore Sun says inmates sew 700 flags a year. Their salary: $1.25 to $3.85 an hour.

Here is a video below from WBAL detailing the sewing program. This is how Norwood could be spending a lot of her time in the future.


Norwood convicted of first-degree murder

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GALLERY: The trial of Brittany Norwood. | Above, Jayna Murray's parents arrive at the courthouse.

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