As clinical law students practicing law under faculty supervision, we represented incarcerated individuals facing non-violent charges at bail hearings. We made two important discoveries. First, Baltimore's daily pretrial jail population of approximately 2,800 people includes many who are there not from a new arrest but from missing a prior court date. Failure to appear (FTA) warrants, we learned, translate to 30-day and longer jail terms until detainees next return to court. Between July and September, police arrested over 1,300 people monthly on FTA warrants, according to public safety officials. That's a lot of taxpayer dollars going to incarcerate people for non-appearance and posing little risk of danger to the community.