Tag: cash bail

Maryland’s Top Court Rules Judges Can’t Detain Defendants on Unaffordable Bail


Maryland court officers can no longer order that defendants be held ahead of trial on bail that they cannot afford, the state’s top court ruled yesterday.

Local Business Group Advises Creating More Work Opportunities for Ex-Offenders



Baltimore City would benefit greatly from programs that teach new skills to people who just got out of prison and create incentives for employers to hire them, according to a new report from a local business group.

Committee Overwhelmingly Recommends Change to Cash Bail System



A court rules committee on Friday voted 18-5 to recommend an overhaul of the state’s cash bail system that would keep judges from jailing poor defendants who can’t afford bail before trial. The issue now heads to the Maryland Court of Appeals.