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Maryland attorney general pushes for change to bail system to keep defendants from languishing in jail

from The Washington Post

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said recently that his office will submit a letter to the judiciary's rules committee to make changes to the state's cash bail system so poor defendants are not held in jail because they can't afford to make bail. The decision comes on the heels of an opinion that questioned the constitutionality of the current system. "I think there is a compelling case to changing the rule," Frosh said. more

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