Maryland completes demolition at shuttered Baltimore jail
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.
As demolition of the Baltimore City Detention Center comes to a close and we bring an end to the long, checkered history of deplorable conditions at the former jail, we are now making way for a new therapeutic rehabilitation and treatment facility that will be built in its place. pic.twitter.com/f4sQvg4MlF— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 3, 2021