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Maryland spent $5.8 million on a youth jail against expert advice. Now its closure could mark a shift in juvenile justice

This piece originally appeared on the Baltimore Sun.


Maryland spent nearly $6 million in 2017-2018 to fortify and upgrade a Western Maryland youth detention center even as the state’s own experts said such remote facilities harm young people, don’t slow crime and waste taxpayer money, a review of state records and interviews with officials show... [Please read the full article in the Baltimore Sun.]


 

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