City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

February 10, 2007

Baltimore: East side

Inmate walks away from corrections site

Authorities were searching last night for a 41-year-old inmate who walked away from the Metropolitan Transition Center in East Baltimore while working on a cleanup detail. Henry Bryant was picking up trash with other inmates yesterday afternoon outside the jail in the 900 block of Forrest Street. When an officer conducted a count at about 2:30 p.m., he realized that Bryant was missing, said George Gregory, a spokesman for the Maryland Division of Correction. Bryant is serving nine years on manslaughter and drug-related charges, Gregory said.

Josh Mitchell

Schools

Hearing set today on closing plan

Baltimore's school board will hold the first of three hearings today at 10 a.m. on its proposal to close school buildings. Today's hearing - at the Lake Clifton Campus, 2801 St. Lo Drive - will focus on six schools or school buildings: Canton Middle #230, Hamilton Middle #41, Lombard Middle #57, Southeast Middle #255, Thomas G. Hayes Elementary #102 and Thurgood Marshall Middle #170. The second hearing will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, and the third hearing is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. Final plans are set to be voted on by the board Feb. 27.

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