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Montgomery County deaths spur Maryland drunken-driving bills (access required)

The drunken-driving-related deaths in Montgomery County last year of two recent high-school graduates and a police officer have spurred legislation to allow judges to imprison adults who host underage-drinking parties, permit drunken-driving victims to get punitive damages and increase the punishment for drunken motorists who kill people.

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Settlement reached in class-action suit over conditions at BCDC (access required)

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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Closure of Baltimore detention center could accelerate replacement (access required)

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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Maryland transfers last detainees at closed detention center (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men’s section of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Tuesday, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility. The jail pre-dates modern penal facility standards, with ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: First the BCDC; next, the rest of the Maryland Penitentiary (access required)

We applaud Gov. Larry Hogan and his public safety team for closing the Men’s Dormitory of the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). This section of the jail complex is part of the old Maryland Penitentiary, the design and construction of ...

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

Baltimore City Detention Center

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. ...

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