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Seven deaths blamed on poor medical care in city jail, according to long-running lawsuit

Seven deaths blamed on poor medical care in city jail, according to long-running lawsuit

Seven people have died since 2013 while in custody of the Baltimore City Detention Center, according to a court filing in a long-running legal dispute. The deaths came, at least in part, because they did not get adequate medical care, the filing says. The Public Justice Center and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a 103-page legal brief today—the last possible day it could be filed under a 2009 settlement—to reopen the case now captioned Duvall vs. Larry Hogan. The brief can be downloaded here.  "For generations, the Baltimore City Detention Center has repeatedly promised to provide conditions of confinement that conform to constitutional...

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