Scott writes about Pretrial Services, which is a way to let low-risk defendants out on bail at a lower cost than using bail bondsmen, and Tarrant County is being pennywise but pound foolish by not using them. It's a followup to an earlier piece, and a question he raised then sparked a reporter from Fort Worth Weekly to do a little digging. Now that's synergy! And since this issue has to do with county jail populations, you know there's a connection to Harris County as well. Check it all out.
UPDATE: HTML booboo fixed. Thanks, Greg!Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 26, 2006 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack