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Maryland's highest court overhauls the state's cash-based bail system

from The Washington Post

Maryland's highest court voted unanimously to overhaul the state's bail policies, essentially abolishing a system in which poor people could languish behind bars for weeks or months before trial because they could not post bond. The rule change, which takes effect July 1, requires judges to impose the "least onerous" conditions when setting bail for a defendant who is not considered a danger or a flight risk. more


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