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Hogan administration moves last detainees out of closed Baltimore jail

Hogan administration moves last detainees out of closed Baltimore jail

State corrections officials have transferred the last detainees from the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, bringing an end to the decrepit jail. "The final closure of this detention center removes a stain on the reputation of our state and Maryland's correctional system," Hogan, a Republican, said in a statement. "For years, corruption, criminal activity, and deplorable conditions have plagued this facility, but that ends today." Hogan announced last month that he would close the Men's Detention Center and move 1,100 inmates and detainees to other facilities in Baltimore. The jail's 772 employees are to be transferred to...

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