Judge Disputes Legitimacy of Houston’s Cash Bail System

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A federal judge in Houston has issued a scathing denouncement of Harris County's cash bail system, saying it is fundamentally unfair to detain indigent people arrested for low-level offenses simply because they can't afford to pay bail, reports the Houston Chronicle. In a 193-page ruling, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ordered the county to . . .

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