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Baltimore City Detention Center
‘Frankly, the Baltimore City Detention Center is a disgrace and its conditions are horrendous,’ Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday in announcing the immediate closure of the Civil War-era jail. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Praise, questions on Baltimore City Detention Center closing (access required)

Decision on jail closing ‘a long time coming’ but logistics of transition unclear

The beleaguered Baltimore City Detention Center will close its doors immediately, and advocates for prison reform as well as defense attorneys are hoping the hundreds of inmates slated to be relocated will find better conditions wherever they end up. Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon that the men's facility will begin moving ...