August 14, 2005
So why are our jails overcrowded?

Scott has a three-part answer to the question "Why are Harris County jails so overcrowded?" The main culprit is a lack of common sense in the pursuit of being perceived as "tuff on crime". Read for yourself:

Bail blunders boost bulging Harris jail population

Extra bail conditions: When tough on crime means tough on taxpayers

Should county government subsidize bail bond companies?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 14, 2005 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack