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Federal judge rules against Dallas County bail practices

from The Texas Tribune

Taking a cue from the rulings on Harris County's bail-setting practices, a U.S. district judge in Dallas issued a temporary order saying the county's post-arrest procedures routinely violate inmates' constitutional rights. The judge gave the county 30 days to change its ways. U.S. District Judge David Godbey in Dallas said that the county has to stop the practice of imposing pre-set bail bond amounts. more


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