Detention Facilities Embrace Green Technology

FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Adult Detention Center in Maryland is joining the growing list of prisons that are going green.

The 400-inmate jail is in the process of adding a solar energy array as part of a previously planned project to replace the roof. The solar panel installation is being managed by Solar Energy Services, while Citiroof Corporation is conducting the roof replacement part of the project.

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Md. Youth Jail To Be Scaled Back

BALTIMORE Construction of a juvenile detention center in East Baltimore could be delayed by a year after state prison officials announced they would reduce the size of the proposed $70 million facility.
 
Officials made the decision after the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that conducts research on juvenile justice, released a study contending the state will only need 117 juvenile beds over the next 30 years under current sentencing policies.

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Md. Considers Releasing Inmates to Save Money

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — State legislators are considering cost-cutting ideas that include releasing enough inmates to close a prison in Maryland.
 
In addition to closing one facility, staff at other prisons could be cut to a minimum. It may not be feasible for the state to maintain the $700 million needed to support corrections operations. Rep.

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