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Rodney Ellis

Harris County, Precinct One

Proud Houston native, passionate public servant.

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Commissioners exchange words over bail bond lawsuit

By: Mihir Zaveri and Gabrielle Banks © Houston Chronicle • Mar. 28, 2017 Tensions flared at Harris County Commissioners Court Tuesday after new Commissioner Rodney Ellis filed legal papers supporting civil rights groups in their high-profile federal lawsuit against...

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...

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