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Petitioning Governor Martin O'Malley and 5 others

Reallocate funding for the youth jail

Contact Governor O'Malley by phone at 410 974-3901! Call every day until we get these funds reallocated for positive purposes! For more info and to stay involved, go to ,, , and

Since before 2010, Baltimore youth advocate groups including Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, the Just Kids Partnership, and the Baltimore Algebra Project have advocated against plans to spend $70 million on a new juvenile detention facility. 

Governor O'Malley,

Reverend Dr. Jesse Jackson, youth advocates, state government officals, and Baltimore city officials including Council President Bernard "Jack" Young, recently held a rally opposing your plans to spend $70 million on a new juvenile detention facility. At a time when schools and recreation centers are closing, they instead suggest investing in positive alternatives for youth that produce success by nurturing healthy development and implementing the scenarios put forth by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, we can truly make Baltimore a great place for children, youth and families. 

I urge you to use the allocated funding for this proposed facility in a better way and enact the recommendations of this report.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor Martin O'Malley
  • Lt Gov Anthony Brown
  • Chief of Staff
    Matthew D. Gallagher
  • Mayor of Baltimore
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
  • Special Assistant
    Victoria A. Fowley
  • Governor
    Martin O'Malley

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