Criminal Justice Reform

How Harris County’s Successful Pretrial Reforms Suffered a Misinformation ‘Pandemic’

Meanwhile, federal monitors found that the misdemeanor reforms were overwhelmingly successful. People were appearing for court dates, time spent in jail plummeted, dismissal rates doubled, and recidivism rates were unchanged.

So why did pundits and politicians claim a bail reform catastrophe?

The Texas Center for Justice and Equity released a report in November that details how “bias in the media” and a calculated misinformation campaign promoted misleading narratives about pretrial practices.

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