Tag: court system

Report: Bail System Makes the Innocent Pay, Targets Poor Baltimore Neighborhoods

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It’s no secret that the bail bonds game is a lucrative business, but according to a new report from the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, that game is costly for many who end up being found innocent anyway. It also perpetuates poverty in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods, the authors write.

Chief Md. District Court Judge Cautions Judges on How They Set Bail

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The top judge in the District Court of Maryland appears to agree with Attorney General Brian Frosh in his argument that setting bail unreachably high for defendants is wrong.

Maryland AG Asks Courts To Change Bail Rules, Particularly for the Poor

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Attorney General Brian Frosh says he wants justice for poor defendants around Maryland. He penned a letter today to the body that makes practices for Maryland’s court system asking them to change the rules for setting bail.

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