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Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore

Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore

No sooner had City Paper's current, yet-to-be-distributed edition gone to press than something critical happened involving one of its stories: The Maryland General Assembly bill that sought to transfer ownership and operation of the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) from the state back to Baltimore City has been favorably reported out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPC)—though not in its introduced form. The bill was amended to create a task force to study the issue, instead, and produce a report and recommendations for the governor's desk by Jan. 1, 2016. The Task Force to Study Ownership and Funding of the Baltimore City Detention Center will...

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