How Bail Reform Impacts You: PreTrial Release of Repeat Offenders and Higher Crime Rates

How Bail Reform Impacts You: PreTrial Release of Repeat Offenders and Higher Crime Rates

A review of 16 states was recently conducted that analyzed their recent bail reform. Each state was unique, but overwhelmingly the results came in that bail reform had failed. In Harris County in Houston, Texas, those defendants released on unsecured bonds failed to appear 50% of the time. Harris County arrests approximately 1,000 misdemeanor individuals …

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