bail reform

Marc Steiner hosts a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1. The panel of guests explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

First Edition host Sean Yoes and Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun discuss the state of the beleaguered Baltimore City Police Department, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising. 

Maryland State House in Annapolis.
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The Maryland Senate has passed a bill that will pare back the court’s bail rule. Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead and Adam Jackson, guest hosts for Sean Yoes, discuss what this means for Baltimore with Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Caryn York, Bail Reform Advocate; and Curt Anderson, Delegate for the 43rd District in Baltimore City. 

Sean Yoes in the studio with Stephen Janis, of the Real News Network.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes continues the discussion about the battle for meaningful reform to the cash bail system in Maryland, with University of Maryland law professor Doug Colbert and bail reform advocate Caryn York. 

First Edition host Sean Yoes revisits the tragic death of Kalief Browder, who spent more than 1,100 days at the infamous Rikers Island in New York for allegedly stealing a backpack. Browder was incarcerated for that length of time because he was too poor to make bail. Yoes examines Browder’s case with Brittany Oliver, police accountability coordinator for the ACLU of Maryland. Then, Dayvon Love of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle gives an update on the battle for bail reform in Maryland.