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Rodney Ellis

Harris County, Precinct One

Proud Houston native, passionate public servant.

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Judge weighs temporary halt to money bail system

By: Gabrielle Banks © Houston Chronicle • Mar. 23, 2017 The call by two civil rights groups for an immediate fix to Harris County's bail system is now in the hands of a federal judge after high-stakes arguments over whether poor people should remain in jail on...

Harris County to place public defenders at bail hearings

By: Mihir Zaveri © Houston Chronicle • Mar. 14, 2017 Harris County commissioners on Tuesday approved a pilot program to make public defenders available at bail hearings, a step aimed at retooling a criminal justice system that has increasingly drawn criticism for...

Reaction on plan to decriminalize low-level marijuana charges

By: Brian Rogers © Houston Chronicle • Feb. 16, 2017 The Harris County district attorney's plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana drew reactions swift and strong Thursday from both sides of the debate. District Attorney Kim Ogg made the announced Thursday...

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