This Civil War-era facility has long been a point of contention in an area over saturated with correction facilities. With its demise we may now be able to devote taxpayer savings to "substantiative rehabilitation programs for these men. ...They are an essential part of any crime fighting program" as observed by Republican Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin in 1967. Thank you again, Governor Hogan, for not putting additional taxpayer dollars in this antiquated facility. It would have been like putting lipstick on a pig.