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Hogan defends record on prison system, seeking to counter 'misinformation'

Hogan defends record on prison system, seeking to counter 'misinformation'

Gov. Larry Hogan, seeking to counter what he called “misinformation,” has sent a letter to thousands of Maryland correctional officers defending his record on managing the state prison system.

Officials said the three-page letter was either read aloud by supervisors or given to the state’s more than 4,700 correctional officers at roll call last week. Amid complaints of understaffing and hazardous conditions, Hogan wrote that his aim was to “set the record straight.”

“Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation being spread about our efforts,” the Republican governor wrote. He went on to mount a detailed defense of his administration’s efforts to alleviate an acknowledged...

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