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‘I think the overall issue is that we’re losing sight of the purpose of pretrial detention, which is to protect the community,’ says attorney Zina Makar. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
‘I think the overall issue is that we’re losing sight of the purpose of pretrial detention, which is to protect the community,’ says attorney Zina Makar. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Using habeas corpus to challenge pretrial detention

Attorney using fellowship to examine bail practices

In Baltimore city, 51 percent of criminal defendants are denied bail, according to a 2010 report by the Justice Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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