Bail system creates another hurdle for poor defendants, including recent protestors

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JPI in the News—A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.

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JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.

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These maps show just how racially problematic our bail system isThese maps show just how racially problematic our bail system is

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Criminal Justice News—By referring to the young adults engaged in Baltimore’s protests as “criminals”… Continue

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