'IS THIS A SOLUTION FOR HARRIS COUNTY?

Back in Harris County, Hidalgo says she’s challenged the local department to examine other counties for potential solutions."

 

Bond Crisis: A Solution for Houston?

KPRC 2 Investigates went on a road trip to learn more about a system in Texas and how it could be modeled here in Harris County.

 
Monitoring defendants between jail and the courtroom
 

Scrutiny over Harris County’s felony bond system has increased in the wake of the surge in violent felony crimes over the last year.

The county’s top leader, Lina Hidalgo says “there isn’t one silver bullet” to correct the overwhelmed criminal justice system.

There are currently 50,000 felony cases making their way through the criminal justice system, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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