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With a stalled court system, some Texas jails are dangerously overcrowded in the pandemic

The Harris County sheriff has pleaded for help from a federal judge to make room at the “bursting” jail in Houston, where six inmates and two employees have died from COVID-19.

Inmates at the Harris County Jail.

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