Under Houston Bail Reform, 40% Don’t Show Up

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When a federal judge ruled this year that Houston's Harris County wrongfully held poor misdemeanor defendants in jail while awaiting trial, she placed the responsibility of issuing her mandated bail orders in the unpracticed hands of the county sheriff’s office. The county courts, which usually make bail decisions, have focused their efforts on reforms they implemented a month after the judge’s ruling took effect, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!