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State settles cases by PJC and ACLU for failure to disclose public information.

On January 24, 2004, the State of Maryland settled two separate suits, filed by the Public Justice Center and the ACLU, challenging the Baltimore City Detention Center's failure to respond to requests for public information under Maryland's Public Information Act. An article in the Daily Record discusses the situation and settlement, and quotes PJC staff attorney Wendy Hess, who led the MPIA enforcement action.  The State also agreed to pay the PJC's attorney fees and costs.  Another small victory in the ongoing effort to have the jail provide minimally constitutional medical care at the jail.

Daily Record: Information Act suit over jail conditions settles

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