While Dallas County Struggles With Reform, an SMU Student Is Helping Get Poor Defendants Out of Jail

Plenty of people are talking about bail reform in Texas and across the country.But here in Dallas, where a federal lawsuit was filed to put an end to cash bails that penalize the poor, a Southern Methodist University student is taking matters into his own hands.Greg Guggenmos, 21, is on the verge of launching a "community bail" program that would provide money for indigent defendants who otherwise might spend days or months behind bars for nonviolent, misdemeanor crimes.  Continue reading...

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