The Commercial Dispatch
Court system, bail bondsmen regularly deal with bond jumping
The Commercial Dispatch
There are a handful like Shirley every time court is in session, District Attorney Scott Colom said — though he stressed almost all defendants come to court on time, thanks mainly to the bail bonds system which incentivizes them to show up for hearings.


Washington Post
In Maryland, a fight is brewing over cash bail for poor defendants
Washington Post
Richard Jones, who owns East Coast Bail Bonds in Frederick, said business has dropped nearly 75 percent since District Court Chief Judge John P. Morrissey advised judges and commissioners last month to impose the “least onerous” conditions on …
Study: Money bail system disproportionately impacts poor, black communitiesBaltimore City Paper (blog)


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Chicago Tribune
Cash bail under fire as discriminatory while poor inmates languish in …
Chicago Tribune
The cash-bail system has increasingly come under fire as discriminatory, stranding largely indigent, minority defendants for months as they await trial.
chicago Sheriff Tom Dart proposing to scrap Illinois' cash-bond systemChicago Sun-Times


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