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Addressing the criticisms of the cash bail system, Frederick News-Post, 3/25/2018

Judge dismisses attempted murder case prosecutors were bringing forward despite involvement of corrupt gun unit, Baltimore Sun, 3/23/2018

Public Defender's Office Finds Maryland Courts Should Expand Pretrial Options, Frederick News-Post, 3/19/2018

Maryland Clarifying Law to Try to Save Lives, The Star Democrat, 3/17/2018

Studies Conclude Cash Bail Down but Reform Still Needed, The Daily Record, 3/11/2018

Increasing Prison Sentences–By Any name or Number–Won’t Stem Violence, The Daily Record, 3/9/2018

Undoing Unjust Prison Sentences in Maryland, One Case at a Time, Washington Post, 3/9/2018

Baltimore Students Deserve to Feel Safe, The Afro, 3/8/2018

Judges Need the Power to Get Offenders Into Drug Treatment, Baltimore Sun, 3/8/2018

Annapolis Needs to Take a Time-Out on Hogan-Zirkin Crime Bill, Baltimore Sun, 3/6/2018

Police Chief's Views on the Talley Acquittal are Simply Wrong, Capital Gazette, 3/3/2018

The High Cost of Unlicensed Bail Bonds, The Atlantic, 3/2/2018

Officers' Names Disappear From Court Case Search Database, U.S. News & World Report, 3/2/2018

Wrongful Convictions Task Force Supports Standardized Compensation, The Daily Record, 3/1/2018

Why Should We Trust Baltimore Police With Aerial Surveillance Technology?, Baltimore Sun, 2/26/2018

How Deeper Issues Arise from the Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force Trial, Baltimore Beat, 2/25/2018

Judge Rules Defense Can Call Former Gun Trace Task Force Officers in 2016 Baltimore Shooting Case, Baltimore Sun, 2/15/2018

Amid Police Corruption Case, Baltimore Hopes for Reform, Governing, 2/13/2018

9 More to Graduate from Drug Court, Eye on Annapolis, 2/13/2018 

Teens Sentenced to Life in Prison say Maryland’s Parole System is Unconstitutional, Washington Post, 2/6/2018

 

Md. High Court Weighs Constitutionality of Juvenile Life Sentences, The Daily Record 2/6/2018

Maryland Reforms Have More Defendants Awaiting Trial Held, Released Without Bail, Frederick News-Post, 2/3/2018

More Alleged Victims of Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force Come Forward, Say Authorities Failed to Intervene, Baltimore Sun, 2/2/2018

Thousands Of Cases That Involved Cops In Corruption Scandal May Be Tainted, CBS Baltimore, 1/31/2018

Hogan’s Mandatory-Minimum Bill Thrills Prosecutors, Riles Defense, The Daily Record, 1/30/2018

How A Corrupt Baltimore Police Task Force Tainted Thousands of Cases, VICE News, 1/26/2018

Baltimore Police Officer Indicted On Charges Of Misconduct, Fabricating Evidence, NPR, 1/25/2018

Wrongly Convicted and Jailed, Now Free at Last, Baltimore Brew, 1/18/2018

Public Defender: Juvenile Gun Possession Should Not Be Adult Charge, The Daily Record, 1/17/2018

Since Bail Reform, Maryland Holding Fewer People Who Can't Afford Bond, Assembly Panel Told, Baltimore Sun, 1/16/2018

Cash Bail Use Continues to Decline in First 6 Months Under New Rule, The Daily Record, 1/15/2018

Juvenile Detention Facility Left Without Water Service, Associated Press, 1/10/2018 

The High Cost of Bad Cops, Baltimore Sun, 1/6/2018

A Message from Incoming NAPD Steering Committee Chair Paul DeWolfe, NAPD Blog, 1/3/2018

For news from prior years, see the News Archives.