The Christian Post has published my opinion editorial piece today on the deplorable state of the Baltimore City Detention Facility (Jail). Fortunately the piece is following some bold leadership by Governor Larry Hogan who is shuddering the facility immediately.
It is rare that an American politician makes such a definitive and bold decision despite the human lives that are at stake. It is not a republican or democratic issue. The jail was said to be problematic and counterproductive to public safety in 1938! Yes, even then some good leaders in Maryland had concerns about the lives and futures affected by a destructive culture of human beings who are incarcerated – but none acted until nearly 80 years later. This included Governors and legislative leaders of both parties over a period of decades.
I hope you will check out the opinion piece here and share it with your friends as I applaud Governor Hogan’s leadership!