Harris County judges told hearing magistrates to deny no-cost bail
from Houston Chronicle
For more than a decade, most of Harris County's felony court judges directed magistrates to deny no-cash bail to all newly arrested defendants, in apparent violation of state judicial conduct rules, according to internal documents obtained by the
. The documents include charts with explicit court-by-court instructions from 31 district judges to reject all requests for no-cash bonds when defendants made initial appearances in court.
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