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Harris County agreed to reform bail practices that keep poor people in jail. Will it influence other Texas counties?

Commissioners approved a settlement aiming to end yearslong litigation over Harris County's misdemeanor bail system. Similar lawsuits in Dallas and other Texas cities also target how bail is set for people charged with felonies.

Around the Clock Bail Bonds on 10th St. and Nueces in Austin on May 8, 2019.

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