- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing the last transfers of inmates and detainees from the dangerously decrepit men’s section of the Baltimore City Detention Center.

The administration said the state-run jail with walls dating to the 19th century will be permanently closed by Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Hogan announced the facility’s closing on July 30. The administration then began moving about 1,100 inmates and detainees to other detention centers in Baltimore to keep them in proximity to area courts.

The administration noted that the facility’s age pre-dates modern penal facility standards. It has been notorious for its blind corners, dark corridors and other hazardous conditions.

The state has created a customer service phone line to help family members of detainees locate their relatives once they have been moved to other facilities.

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