bail bonds How Effective Is The Bail Bond System In Texas? By Jan Ross Piedad • Mar 11, 2018 Roy Luck/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) http://bit.ly/2HkR8is After an arrest, the accused may be held in jail unless they can afford to post bail. Listen Listening... / 47:34 Texas Matters: Bail Reform; Border Wall; & Colonia Poverty By David Martin Davies • Feb 2, 2018 DANIEL SALINAS / LAS CRUCES HIGH SCHOOL 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) Listen Listening... / 28:59 Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That Houston Bail System Discriminates Against Poor By Jill Ament • Jun 8, 2017 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. Study: Texas Can Benefit From Broad Pretrial, Bail Reforms For Low-Risk Defendants By Kim Johnson • Mar 20, 2017 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.