bail bonds

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This week on Fronteras:

  • Texas counties report an increase in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transfers in the first months of the Trump administration (0:16).
  • A group in El Paso assists immigrants in detention with bond payments (1:53).
  • San Diego looks into how new immigrants can integrate into society (7:44).
  • Local mariachis prepare for a marathon evening of Mother’s Day serenades (9:48).


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After an arrest, the accused may be held in jail unless they can afford to post bail.


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On this episode of Texas Matters:

  • Cash bail in Texas is called unconstitutional (:52)
  • Charges of corruption in construction of the border fence (7: 00)
  • DACA recipients oppose deal on border wall (15:38)
  • Border Colonia residents live in extreme poverty (20:46)


From Texas Standard:

For more than a year, Harris County has been caught in a legal drama over how it jails inmates who cannot afford to pay bail.

Texas Public Radio Archive

Approximately one quarter of the state's 41,000 prisoners pose little threat to the public, according to a recent study. Reforming bail bond practices could also save Texas more than $190,000 a year spent to house low-risk defendants.