Pretrial Justice-Bail Reform

Pretrial Justice-Bail Reform



  1. What happens after a suspect is apprehended and before that person faces a trial that determines guilt or innocence?
  2. What is the role of bail and pretrial detention?
  3. Are there alternatives to jailing defendants before their guilt is established?
  4. What criteria should be used to determine which defendants are locked up and which are released until trial?

Read LWV of MD Bail Reform Study Fact Sheet.

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