Dallas County Pretrial Services aims to reduce numbers of low-risk inmates in jail awaiting trial
from Dallas Observer
Ever since the Texas Commission on Jail Standards reported that more than 70 percent of Dallas County Jail inmates could not afford to pay bail, the Dallas County Criminal Justice Department and local judges have been struggling to get that number down by reforming the pretrial justice system. Dallas County officials weren't quite sure why the pretrial population had skyrocketed.
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