The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC).
The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s Detention Center, the Jail Industries Building, the Wyatt ...
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