November Discussion Groups focus on Bail Reform and Criminal Justice-Consensus
November Discussion Groups will discuss the pretrial procedures of the criminal justice system in Maryland. What happens after a suspect is apprehended and before that person faces a trial that determines guilt or innocence? What is the role of bail and pretrial detention? Are there alternatives to jailing defendants before their guilt is established? What criteria should be used to determine which defendants are locked up and which are released until trial? Discussion Groups will seek consensus on some recommendations for reform. This is a state study to be used for arriving at League positions to enable advocacy.
See LWVMD Bail Reform Study. Everyone is welcome. Free.
What You Can Do
November Discussion Groups: Bail Reform and Criminal Justice
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.
THURSDAY, NOV 8
9:30 AM SILVER SPRING
809 Hobbs Drive, Silver Spring
Contact: Luella Mast, 301-384-4178
SUNDAY, NOV 11
2:00 PM UPCOUNTY / WEEKEND
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Contact Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076
MONDAY, NOV 12
2:00 PM ROCKVILLE PM
Contact Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517
TUESDAY, NOV 13
7:30 PM TUESDAY PM
11400 Strand Drive, # 302, N. Beth.
Contact: Carol Gross, 301-652-2236
WEDNESDAY, NOV 14
9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC
9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497
10:15 AM ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD
Leisure World Clubhouse 1
3701 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring
Contact: Maxine Lewack, 301-847-9527
MONDAY, NOV 17
3:00 PM RIDERWOOD
Town Center Classroom
Riderwood, Silver Spring
Contact Ruth Sachs 301-960-9755
Discussion Group meeting places, times, contacts and topics for the month will be posted here each month and also appear in the Voter newsletter. Everyone welcome!