During Mr. Robinson's tenure, the prison system has been troubled with riots, escapes, mistaken inmate releases and confusion over a patchwork of outdated regulations governing sentence calculations. He went through two correction chiefs before settling on Mr. Lanham.
Through all the crises, he managed with a Teflon-like ability to emerge unscathed.
In his new job, he will be responsible for the 44-acre Hopkins complex, which is bounded generally by Madison, Chester, Orleans and Caroline streets. That area encompasses the hospital, the schools of medicine, nursing, and hygiene and public health, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.