It's really the question that should be at the heart of the issue of whether commercial bail - also called cash bail, "financial release," money bail, bail bonds, and others - is effective. The point … [Read more...] about Does Commercial Bail Reduce Failures to Appear?
We started our deep dive into the details of bail, bail bonds vs. pretrial release, and bail reform in a previous post, and will continue to review and comment on this very important issue. The … [Read more...] about An Overview of Bail from BJS
Today, and in the days and weeks to come, we're going to continue to dissect the numbers as they relate to pretrial release and bail reform. Arguments made on both sides of this issue focus, quite … [Read more...] about A Deep Dive Into the Statistics Behind Bail Reform
The issue of bail reform is a hot topic. And it promises to be for many years to come as legal battles are being waged in individual states throughout the U.S. all the way up to the Supreme Court. … [Read more...] about Bail Reform – The Numbers in Maryland Don’t Add Up
Can I get a local bail bondsman to post a bond for me in another state? So, your loved one has been arrested. As if that’s not enough, it happened while he or she was out of state. Suddenly a … [Read more...] about Out-of-State Bail Bonds
Visiting Someone in a Maryland Jail or Prison With a budget of nearly $1.2 billion and almost 12,000 employees, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is one of Maryland’s largest … [Read more...] about What you should know before visiting someone in a Maryland Jail or Prison