Hookups and drug smuggling are forcing new action at the jails
WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's top corrections official says he would be open to discussing the possibility of moving the Baltimore City Detention Center out of the management of the state corrections department and into the charge of an independent body.
Gary Maynard, the secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, told a panel of lawmakers on Thursday that the idea would be something to discuss during the interim, as a task force of lawmakers studies how to address corruption at the Baltimore jail.
Maynard responded to a question by House Speaker Michael Busch, who presided over the hearing with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Busch, D-Anne Arundel, noted that there appear to be conflicts with running a state correction system and a detention center in one specific jurisdiction.
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