BALTIMORE (AP) — State officials have approved a $30 million, 60-bed jail to house Baltimore teenagers as adults.
WJZ media partner The Baltimore Sun reports the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the deal without discussion Wednesday to prevent youth offenders from being incarcerated with adults.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Larry Hogan To Give Press Conference At 11 a.m.
The U.S. Justice Department criticized the Baltimore City Detention Center in March for housing youths charged as adults alongside the general population. The organization says the center has been violating the law by doing that. Teens were often secluded and didn’t receive school or other services while incarcerated with adults.READ MORE: Troopers Responded To 15 DUI-Related Crashes Over The Weekend, Maryland State Police Says
It is unclear when the jail would be completed.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting At Rosedale Royal Farms
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