August 7, 2018      6:09 PM
Abbott appears to be closing in on top to bottom bail system reform
“We don’t want to keep behind bars, the people who don’t pose a threat to anyone, who are there because they don’t have the money to pay the bail..."
Gov. Greg Abbott
has proposed bail reform to honor a fallen Department of Public Safety trooper Damon Allen, a proposal he says
dovetails with last session’s legislation intended to reduce or eliminate bail
for low-level non-violent offenders such as the late Sandra Bland.
By Kimberly Reeves