Maryland Governor Hopes to Replace Vacant Detention Center

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan that would level most of the vacant Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) complex, paving the way for the construction of a new and improved Baltimore Justice Center on the site. There, the governor hopes to erect a six-story facility to house both male and female inmates that will also include space for education and rehabilitative services.

Maryland Cracks Down on Prison Cell Phone Use

Nearly six months after implementing a pilot program targeting contraband cell phones in prisons, Maryland correctional officials have officially adopted the new technology. Gov. George O’Malley unveiled the new “managed access” system at a press conference in the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) in early February.

Commissioners Recommend New Jail After BCDC Scandal

Cell phone scramblers, improved officer screenings and a new $553 million jail are several ways Maryland officials hope to improve the scandal-mired Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).