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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

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