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Coronavirus

Innocent and in Jail: How COVID-19 Is Robbing North Texans of Their Rights

Data show that 80 percent of those who have died from COVID-19 in county jails were not convicted of a crime.
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Criminal Justice

Long Isolated, 17-year-olds Awaiting Trial Could Soon Be Kept Out of Dallas County Jails

A bill awaiting the president's signature would likely keep 17-year-olds away from Lew Sterrett.
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Local Government

Federal Judge Orders Dallas County To Cease Its Cash Bail System

The judge issued a temporary ruling that bars Dallas County from issuing bail without considering a defendant's ability to pay.
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