Dallas County Bail System Mistreats the Poor

Dallas County Bail System Mistreats the Poor? A report by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards showed that 70 percent of Dallas County Jail inmates has no means to pay bail. Reforms has been made since then: lower cost of bonds, a different risk...

A report by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards showed that 70 percent of Dallas County Jail inmates has no means to pay bail.

Reforms has been made since then: lower cost of bonds, a different risk assessment tool and launching the pretrial division in mid-year.

Source: http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-county-sued-over-bail-bond-system-that-punishes-poor-defendants-10287600

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