Criminal Justice

Texas Senate Approves Bail Bill That Would Keep More People In Jail If They Can’t Post Cash Bonds

Senate Bill 21 would require cash bail for people who have ever been convicted of a violent crime.

The Texas Senate approved the chamber’s priority bail legislation on a 23-8 vote.

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