Harris County to place public defenders at bail hearingsPilot aims provides legal representation for poor, low-risk offenders during process
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 jailing thousands of poor, low-risk offenders.
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