Dems ask Van Hollen to oppose bail bondsmen provision

A group of Assembly Democrats have sent a letter to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, asking him to oppose budget language which would allow the return of commercial bail bonds to the state for the first time since 1979.

“The decision about whether the accused goes free in our state should be in the hands of our judges,” the letter reads. “In states that operate with the commercial bail bond system, decisions about the accused are in the hands of a for-profit business whose goal is to make a profit.” The letter is signed by 32 Assembly Democrats.

READ: Letter to Van Hollen

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