HAGERSTOWN -- A special Division of Correction Contraband Interdiction Team conducted strip searches Tuesday of about 10 employees at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown.
The searches came after wand tests indicated traces of drugs, a prison official said.
No contraband was found either on employees or in their vehicles.
The CIT was brought in at the request of Warden D. Kenneth Horning, Division of Correction Commissioner Michael Stouffer said Wednesday afternoon.
Horning was not in his office Wednesday, a woman who answered the phone said.
The warden's request came after several recent incidents during which contraband was found in the prison, Stouffer said.
"He wanted to make sure his institution was as contraband-free as possible, and we responded," Stouffer said.
The Maryland Classified Employees Association is checking into the situation to determine if the searches were conducted appropriately.
MCEA was looking into the matter to ensure it was handled professionally and did not destroy anyone's dignity, said Ron Smith, a labor relations specialist for MCEA.