Victory in Harris County Texas!
Victory in the lawsuit challenging money bail in Harris County Texas is leading to the release of people who were being held only because they couldn’t pay a bond! “Overall, about 100 misdemeanor defendants are expected to be released by the end of the day Wednesday, assuming they have no extensive criminal histories and no other reasons to be held in jail except that they can’t afford to post cash bail, officials said.”
The lawsuit in Harris County was brought by the some of the same folks challenging Cook County’s unconstitutional use of monetary bond and pretrial incarceration. Please join us next month at Court Support: Lawsuit to end money bond on Wednesday, July 12th at 1pm at the Daley Center. More details are in the event page. Please join us!