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Poor inmates sue Dallas County over bail system following Harris County ruling

from The Texas Tribune

On the heels of a federal ruling slamming Texas' Harris County for its bail practices, civil rights lawyers have now set their sights on a county with a similar system: Dallas. Six indigent misdemeanor and felony defendants arrested this week and held in the Dallas County Jail filed suit against the county, claiming the bail system unconstitutionally discriminates against them by holding them in jail for days or weeks while letting similar defendants with cash walk free. more

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