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Michael E. Busch

Maryland moves last inmates from decrepit Baltimore jail

Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men's section of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Tuesday, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility. The jail pre-dates modern penal facility standards, with some of its walls dating to the 19th century. It has been known for its hazardous conditions, including blind corners and dark corridors. It also has been the target of reform attempts for decades. "The final closure of this detention center removes a stain on the reputation of our state and Maryland's correctional system," Hogan said in a statement announcing the removal of all detainees by 5 p.m. Tuesday. "For...