Joyce Danna remains in prison, although her 15-year-old murder conviction was overturned April 8 and a Baltimore County Circuit Court ordered her freed on $25,000 bond.
Rachel Wohl, Mrs. Danna's lawyer, said her client's family and friends have not been able to post bail.
Ms. Wohl said a fund set up by the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women, has raised nearly $2,000, almost the 10 percent a bail bondsman requires.
But the lawyer said she had expected Mrs. Danna to be freed immediately after Judge Thomas J. Bollinger set bail during a hearing five days after the conviction was overturned. Mrs. Danna has spent 14 years at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.