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Maryland completes demolition at shuttered Baltimore jail

Maryland Gov. Hogan

BALTIMORE (AP) — Demolition work has been completed at a shuttered Baltimore jail complex with a long history of corruption and disorder.

The Baltimore City Detention Center was closed in 2015 and the public works board in 2019 approved a roughly $28 million contract to demolish nearly 40 structures at the jail complex.

Plans call for a new therapeutic treatment center at the site.

Officials say it will provide mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as help those being released from prison reenter society.