Harris County Commissioner unveils new online bail dashboard for public to see

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – In response to ongoing problems with the bail bond system, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia introduced a new online system that allows the public to view data from the system. bonds.

The Harris County Bail Dashboard is currently active with information regarding released defendants. The panel includes the amount the bond is being placed on, the types of bonds being issued, the types of crimes to which the defendants are tied, and the demographics of the bond recipients.

One item that you won’t see on the dashboard, is the amount of discount offered to reduce the defendant bond. Garcia said “despite the higher and higher bonds being put in place, many people are still getting out of prison. What discount do they get from the Bond industry?”

Under current state law, the county is not allowed to post how much defendants actually have to pay to be released from prison, however, the Commissioner said he plans to lobby statemakers to change that law. to make the information widely available.

SEE HERE:Harris County Dashboard

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