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Coronavirus in Texas

Coronavirus pauses many Texas court proceedings. For some, that means more time in jail.

Courts have slowed across the state, and jury trials are on hold. Defense attorneys worry the outbreak could leave their clients sitting in jail waiting for justice — and vulnerable to catching the virus.

An attorney approaches a Travis County courtroom for bail reduction hearings in Austin.

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