Mayor Scott Statement on Full Passage of Home Detention Monitoring Reform

Crest of the City of Baltimore

Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425



BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, April 8, 2024) - Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement after the home detention monitoring reform bill was fully passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Sine Die.

“Addressing the failed home detention system has been an absolute top priority of mine since before I even became Mayor. Far too often, I’ve arrived on-scene to a homicide or shooting in Baltimore to find out that the perpetrator or victim was wearing an ankle monitor, meaning something could have and should have been done to prevent them from being in that situation.

“Making these changes to the home detention monitoring and notification process is undoubtedly going to save lives. Combined with the Workgroup on Home Detention Monitoring introduced by Senator Will Smith, these pieces of legislation will have a sustained impact on improving our home detention monitoring system. This has been a long fight, spanning multiple years in the General Assembly. I want to thank Senator Cory McCray, Delegate Stephanie Smith, and all of our partners in the General Assembly for fighting alongside my administration to finally get this across the finish line and send it to Governor Moore’s desk for his signature.”

Related Stories

City of Baltimore Announces Five Finalists in “Faces of Leadership - Mayor's Portraits Competition”

The City of Baltimore announced the selection of the five artists for the esteemed Faces of Leadership Mayor's Portraits Competition.


Mayor Scott Announces Grant Applications Now Open for Round Two of the Digital Equity Fund

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Office of Broadband and Digital Equity-a division of the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology-announced $1.8 million in additional digital inclusion investments through the Digital Equity Fund.


Mayor Brandon Scott Announces Designation of Park Heights as City's Newest Baltimore Main Streets District

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced the designation of Park Heights as the City's ninth Baltimore Main Street district.