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New Md. youth detention site fought

A criminal justice research group is critical of a Maryland proposal to build a new youth detention center in Baltimore.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency issued a report Tuesday that found forecasts on Baltimore's youth population and arrests were done in 2007 and do not account for changes over the past three years.

The report is called “No Call for a New Youth Detention Facility.” (Download the PDF.)

Jay Cleary, a spokesman for the Department of Juvenile Services, says department head Donald DeVore and Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary Gary Maynard are reviewing the report.

Cleary says the two department heads plan to make a recommendation to Gov. Martin O'Malley after reviewing data and working with youth advocates.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 27, 2010; 4:07 PM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Juvenile Justice , Maryland  
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