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Worcester County Jail Warden Announces Her Retirement

Snow Hill, Maryland (January 27, 2021): Following a decorated career in corrections, Worcester County Jail Warden Donna Bounds has announced she will retire on February 28, 2021.

“As the County’s warden, Donna has had the responsibility for the charge and care of the County’s inmates,” Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins said. “Inmates in the County are referred to as trustees, and with 39 years of service to this County, I cannot think of a more trustworthy individual to have taken on the day to day responsibilities of the Jail.”
Bounds, a certified corrections officer, began her career as a correctional officer in the small County Jail on Court Street on March 1, 1982 and rose through the ranks. She was promoted to Operations Commander in 2007, Assistant Warden in 2011, and Warden in 2017. Bounds has dedicated her career to the humane treatment of legally confined inmates. She has served as the head of an outstanding team whose ongoing commitment to excellence and years of leadership have played a pivotal role in the jail earning the Recognition of Achievement Award from the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards (MCCS) for achieving 100% compliance for 18 consecutive years. Under her direction, the Jail continues to be recognized as one of the finest correctional institutions in the state.
“I am truly thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to work in my home town of Snow Hill for 39 years at the Worcester County Jail,” Bounds said. “I would like to thank the county commissioners past and present for the support through the years. I would like to thank my past and current coworkers for helping make my career a success.”
Bounds is a 2003 graduate of Wilmington University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and a graduate of Wor-Wic Community College, where she earned correctional officer certification in 1982 and an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in 1989. She received certification from the Maryland State Police to collect DNA samples. Bounds is also Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) certified by the Department of Justice, and a state-certified in-service corrections instructor. 
We are pleased to announce that upon Warden Bound’s retirement, former Assistant Warden Fulton Holland will step into the position of warden. Holland is a certified corrections officer with 23 years of experience in law enforcement and correctional services who has a proven record of success overseeing Worcester County Jail operations.