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Baltimore County Democrats call for state and federal investigation of Towson jail conditions

April 3, 2023
Dramatic clouds behind barbed wire fence on a prison wall

The Baltimore County Democratic Party on Monday called on the Maryland attorney general and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate reports of squalid conditions for minors held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The Democratic Party’s statement followed accusations from the Maryland Public Defender’s Office that the Towson jail is violating state and federal laws by holding children under 18 in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day in rodent-infested, flood-prone cells; by failing to separate them from adult inmates; and by not providing them with adequate schooling or medical care.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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