ACLU motion cites Baltimore jail's dire conditions

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion Tuesday to reopen a lawsuit calling for major reforms to Baltimore’s city jail, citing reports from inmates who said they struggled to receive HIV medication and were stuffed into crowded, vermin-ridden cells. The conditions at the city jail, which have been documented in a series of lawsuits and court orders, gained national attention in April when hundreds of protesters were detained there after demonstrations and riots over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who was severely injured in police custody. “Every minute spent in the jail is punishment,” the ACLU said in the motion. “Too often such confinement...