Maryland's Highest Court Approves Bail Reform Rule ChangesMaryland's highest court has approved changes to the state's pretrial system so people are not held in jail simply because they can't afford bail.
Bail Industry Campaign Contributions Rise as Reforms WeighedCampaign contributions from the bail industry to Maryland lawmakers have increased in recent years, as officials have considered reforming how people are held or released from jail.
Md.'s Bail System: Presumed Innocent By Law, Locked Up By IncomeIn Maryland, people pay tens of millions of dollars every year to get out of jail.
Bail Reduced For Woman Accused Of Dumping Water On MayorReduced bail for the woman accused of dumping water on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
No Bail For Woman Accused Of Killing Her Former RoommateA prosecutor says a man whose decomposing remains were found in a Hagerstown apartment died of asphyxiation and was wrapped in blankets and trash bags.
Attorneys Representing Arrested Rioters Say Bail Too HighAttorneys are challenging the arrest of over 230 people during this week's violence and looting.
Lawmakers Spar On Ruling Requiring Lawyers At Bail HearingsMaryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
Md. Commission To Recommend Ending Pre-Trial BondsA Maryland commission is recommending the state stop requiring people accused of crimes to post bond as a condition of release before trial.
Md. Panel Meets On Pretrial ReformA Maryland panel heard from DC officials Monday about how making changes to the bail hearing process could help ease a burden on court commissioners.
Man, 40, Charged With Attempted Murder In East Baltimore ShootingThe Baltimore Police Department has arrested and charged a man wanted for a non-fatal shooting in East Baltimore.
Cadet Accused Of Taking Drugs & Money From Evidence Posts Bail As Thousands Of Cases Are AuditedAn 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.
O'Malley Creates Panel On Pretrial ReformAs 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.