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Bail reform advocates discuss policy changes on eve of rules committee meeting

Stakeholders and advocates in the fight to reform Maryland’s pretrial release process gathered at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday, one day before members of the Maryland Judiciary’s rules committee were set to meet to discuss changes ...

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Frosh calls for Judiciary rule tying bail to ability to pay

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh pressed the Maryland Judiciary on Tuesday to prevent judicial officers from imposing bail on criminal defendants beyond their financial means, saying such an impossible-to-pay fee essentially consigns them to jail before trial in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process and prohibitions on excessive punishment.

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