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Md. Panel Meets On Pretrial Reform

A Maryland panel heard from DC officials Monday about how making changes to the bail hearing process could help ease a burden on court commissioners.

09/23/2014

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Man, 40, Charged With Attempted Murder In East Baltimore Shooting

The Baltimore Police Department has arrested and charged a man wanted for a non-fatal shooting in East Baltimore.

07/09/2014

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Cadet Accused Of Taking Drugs & Money From Evidence Posts Bail As Thousands Of Cases Are Audited

An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.

06/26/2014

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O’Malley Creates Panel On Pretrial Reform

As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.

05/27/2014

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Md. Courts To Recruit Lawyers For Bail Hearings

Maryland’s district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.

05/22/2014

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Md. Bail Assessment Tool Differs From Other States

The governor has said he may invite counties to rework their bail systems and try out a data-based risk assessment tool.

04/16/2014

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O’Malley To Keep Working To Overhaul Bail System

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.

04/07/2014

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Committee Budgets $10 Million For Bail Attorneys

The committee fine-tuning Maryland’s budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.

04/04/2014

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Senate Approves Bail Attorneys Bill

The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would make courts rely on a data formula in determining whether or not to jail people after arrest.

03/31/2014

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Senate Advances ‘Moneyball’ Bail System Bill

The Maryland Senate is now just a vote away from approving a plan to rework the bail system and depend more on data, in what the bill’s sponsor calls a “moneyball” approach.

03/28/2014

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Senator Suggests Overturning Bail Attorney Mandate

Sen. Bobby Zirkin wants to amend Maryland’s constitution so the state will no longer have to provide a defense attorney at every indigent defendant’s bail hearing.

03/26/2014

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Lawmakers Seeking Stop-Gap Answer To Bail Problem

Lawmakers are looking for a stop-gap measure to fix problems with Maryland’s bail system, starting this spring. Sen. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, said they’re hung up on disagreements about how dramatic these short-term changes should be.

03/21/2014

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