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Hogan didn't consult lawmakers before closing jail

Hogan didn't consult lawmakers before closing jail

When Gov. Larry Hogan decided to close Baltimore's long-troubled men's jail, he didn't call members of a state commission who had studied the issue. He didn't call the mayor of Baltimore. He just did it. "You don't do this by committee," said Stephen Moyer, Hogan's secretary of public safety and correctional services. "You make a decisive action. Look at this place. It's got to be closed." At a news conference Thursday announcing the closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center, Hogan said he didn't consult other politicians because he wanted to "make this decision without it being interfered with by politics." He said...

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