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Foundation Calls for End of Cash Bail in MD

June 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Abell Foundation has issued a report calling for the elimination of cash bail in Maryland, and to replace it with a series of risk assessments to determine who should remain incarcerated ahead of trial. The report was prepared by the Gaithersburg-based Pretrial Justice Institute. PJI Executive Director Cherisse Fanno Burdeen said that cash bail often means only poor defendants who cannot afford bail remain behind bars, and those who may pose a greater risk, but who have access to money, walk free before they stand trial…


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