This past year, the Maryland Court of Appeals dramatically changed the procedural rules governing pretrial release and detention. Trial courts may no longer impose cash bail that results in the jailing of a defendant and must prioritize alternatives to cash bail. Should cash bail be set, it must be affordable. These changes have effectively ended the detention of presumptively innocent people in Maryland solely due to their inability to pay bail. On October 25, at 2:00pm ET, NAPD will hold a webinar that will discuss how a loose coalition of public defenders, justice organizations, law enforcement, law firms, and other advocates succeeded in ending cash bail in Maryland without civil rights litigation.
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