Baltimore's Bail Bonds Industry Is Huge, Complicated, and Largely Unregulated

Christopher Myers/Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore City Paper | July 8, 2008
Law professor Doug Colbert estimates that bail bondsmen statewide make between $100 and $150 million each year. It's a system that Colbert would like to see reformed -- with a supervised release program for nonviolent and minor offenders taking the place of the current system, where it all comes down to cash and who can pay it.

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