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Governor's Influence Has Shifted Texas Bail Reform Efforts Toward a Bill That Would Give Him More Control

from The Texas Tribune

From March 19: Across the political spectrum, Texas lawmakers agree that something needs to be done this year about the state's bail system. Since reform efforts failed in the 2017 legislative session, federal judges have called bail practices in Texas' two largest counties unconstitutional — claiming the justice systems often keep poor people locked up for days or weeks before their trial, while letting similar defendants with cash walk free. more

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