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Richard M. Karceski, chairman of the Governor’s Commission to Reform Maryland’s Pretrial System, said the proposals in the final report ‘serve as an important step forward for pretrial reform in Maryland.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
Richard M. Karceski, chairman of the Governor’s Commission to Reform Maryland’s Pretrial System, said the proposals in the final report ‘serve as an important step forward for pretrial reform in Maryland.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Commission: General Assembly should abolish ‘inherently unfair’ bail system

A Maryland commission on pretrial reform Friday called on the state to stop requiring people to post bond after arrest as a condition of being released from custody before trial.