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Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees
Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees

The U.S. Justice Department says the Baltimore City Detention Center continues to violate federal law in its treatment of youths charged as adults, failing to provide adequate programs and holding some in solitary confinement for "extraordinary" periods of time. In its latest review, federal officials say the city detention center "is neither designed nor staffed to manage juveniles and has continuing significant deficiencies." In recent years, the number of youths charged as adults has plummeted, and the majority of those are now being held in a youth detention facility instead of the adult jail. On a given day, officials say, the jail holds fewer than 20 youths. ...

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