North Baltimore a World Away from Daily Struggles of Those Living in Poverty

North Baltimore a World Away from Daily Struggles of Those Living in Poverty

November 15, 2012 | by Kathy Hudson | The Baltimore Sun

In 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley commissioned a report from NCCD in order to determine if the construction of a new juvenile jail in Baltimore was necessary. The report established that there had been an overestimation of the number of beds required, and that the overall crime rate in Baltimore was decreasing. Due to these findings, advocates like Rev. Jesse Jackson have spoken against the facility’s construction, creating a wedge between those who find the new detention center necessary and those who do not. On November 8, 2012, Rev.

In 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley commissioned a report from NCCD in order to determine if the construction of a new juvenile jail in Baltimore was necessary. The report established that there had been an overestimation of the number of beds required, and that the overall crime rate in Baltimore was decreasing. Due to these findings, advocates like Rev. Jesse Jackson have spoken against the facility’s construction, creating a wedge between those who find the new detention center necessary and those who do not. On November 8, 2012, Rev. Jackson visited Baltimore to advocate for the re-allocation of those funds intended for the construction of the new facility.

Click here to read NCCD’s “Bed Space Forecast for Baltimore Youth Detention Facility.”