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Texas lawmakers pass rewrite of state’s bail system aimed at keeping more people behind bars who can’t post cash

The House balked at a part of the Senate’s bill that would have barred charitable groups from posting bail for some defendants, but otherwise embraced new limits on letting people accused of violent crimes out of jail.

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

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