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High Cost of Bail: How Maryland’s Reliance on Money Bail Jails the Poor and Costs the Community Millions - Maryland 2016 

11-21-2016 12:12

The purpose of this report is to quantify the cost of Maryland’s wealth-based detention system to the community. This report documents not only the human toll of incarceration due to unaffordable bail, but also the lesser-known consequences of money bail for defendants who are able to purchase their freedom through bail bondsmen. Maryland’s reliance on money bail has caused a huge transfer of wealth from Maryland communities to the bail bond industry.

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