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Baltimore jail plaintiffs, state agree to extend settlement agreement

Two men are seen silhouetted behind the screen of their jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center. State officials say budget cuts to the public safety department will not permanently eliminate positions, but the union representing corrections employees is skeptical. (File photo)

A settlement agreement governing improvements at Baltimore jails, set to expire next June, will continue until 2022 after the plaintiffs and state agreed to extend it. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in 1971, filed a motion in ...

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Plaintiffs in Baltimore jail lawsuit allege failure to comply with settlement

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Plaintiffs in a decades-long lawsuit over conditions at Baltimore’s jails are asking a federal judge to extend the life of their 2016 settlement with the state due to “overwhelming evidence” of noncompliance with its terms. The motion, filed Thursday in ...

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Plaintiffs in Baltimore jail litigation prepare motion alleging lack of compliance

Two men are seen silhouetted behind the screen of their jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center. State officials say budget cuts to the public safety department will not permanently eliminate positions, but the union representing corrections employees is skeptical. (File photo)

The plaintiffs in ongoing litigation over conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center will file a motion later this month to extend a 2016 settlement agreement beyond its original four years due to the state’s alleged lack of substantial compliance with a ...

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Baltimore jail settlement back before judge as plaintiffs complain of delays

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The plaintiffs in decades-long litigation over conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center have asked a judge to reopen the case and enforce a settlement order entered in 2016 because they claim the state has failed to make sufficient steps toward ...

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Inmate settles lawsuit alleging guard facilitated gang attack

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A Baltimore man who was attacked by a Black Guerrilla Family member while in protective custody at the Baltimore City Detention Center has settled his lawsuit against the corrections officer who he said allowed the inmate to stab him. Derrick Toomer ...

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Settlement reached in class-action suit over conditions at BCDC

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The Baltimore City Detention Center’s health care system will be overhauled and its facilities will be improved as part of a settlement in a class-action lawsuit, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Wednesday. The Public Justice Center, the Law Offices of ...

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$10M wrongful death lawsuit filed against Baltimore detention center

The Women’s Prison Building at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The family of a former detainee has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit, alleging employees ignored signs the detainee had suffered multiple strokes and denied her medical attention. (Maximilian Franz)

A $10 million federal lawsuit filed against the state, the Baltimore City Detention Center and more than a dozen members of the center’s medical and custodial staff alleges the center’s employees ignored signs that a female detainee had suffered multiple ...

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Closure of Baltimore detention center could accelerate replacement

An empty cell and hallway of the now-closed Baltimore City Detention Center. Stephen T. Moyer, secretary of the Department of Public
Safety and Correctional Services, said Tuesday the building’s shuttering could accelerate plans for replacement buildings at the site. (File photo)

The closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center could accelerate a plan to begin replacing buildings within the existing correctional complex. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer said Tuesday that the closure of the ...

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