Wednesday, May 31, 2017

St. Mary's County Detention Center Pretrial Program Praised for Accomplishments

An article in the  Baltimore Sun features the St. Mary's County Detention Center's pretrial supervision program. Started two years ago, the program is being praised for reducing incarceration and improving recidivism rates.

"Fowler is one of roughly 45 defendants now receiving services and supervision through St. Mary’s County’s pretrial supervision program, which is winning accolades for its results in getting criminal defendants to show up for trial and avoid new offenses without relying on bail or incarceration."
"The program has been held up by law enforcement leaders and lawmakers across Maryland as a potential model as they move to comply with new court rules requiring them to reduce the role of cash bail in deciding which defendants to free."

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On behalf of Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the #SMCSO, congratulations to the Pretrial Supervision Unit for their hard work.