Hogan Does Not Plan to Rebuild Baltimore Jail

Gov. Larry Hogan does not plan to rebuild the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center, aides said Monday.

The Republican governor shut down the state-run facility nearly two years ago, began demolition last year and included no money this year in his proposed budget to replace the Civil War-era jail, which was plagued by corruption and scandal.

Black state lawmakers criticized Hogan last year for prioritizing the jail over construction projects at two historically black universities. Then he revoked money to design a new facility and spent it on the schools instead.

Legislative budget analysts told the General Assembly‘s budget committees Monday that money to rebuild the jail no longer appears in Hogan’s planning documents.


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