Federal Judge Gives Final Approval to Harris County Bail Deal
from Houston Chronicle
From Nov. 26:
A federal judge has signed off on a historic bail reform agreement for Texas' Harris County, setting in place new protections for people accused of minor offenses in the country's third largest criminal justice system. The sweeping agreement and consent decree, officially approved by Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, seeks to level the playing field for the thousands of people arrested each year on misdemeanor charges.
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