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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Life Inside The Harris County Jail In A Pandemic, And Seeking The Shelter Of Bankruptcy (June 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Protesters rally for police reform at Houston City Council, Texas companies seek the shelter of bankruptcy, first-person accounts of life inside the Harris County Jail in a pandemic, and the new reality at the MFAH.

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Wednesday’s Show: Economic Aid Package, And Potential Inmate Release (March 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Reaction and analysis to the Senate's historic economic aid package, our weekly political roundup, and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez discusses his call to release certain Harris County Jail inmates.

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Harris County Requests Delay To Implement Judge’s Bail Order (UPDATE)

Posted on · Harris County has asked for an emergency hearing to discuss implementation of a federal judge's order for defendants who can't afford bail. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal issued a temporary injunction set to start next Monday for misdemeanor defendants, if there are no other legal restraints. . Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he is ready to enact them.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Still Assessing ‘Responsible’ Way to End 287(g)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]