So You’re Arrested in Dallas County. Now What?
Dallas Magazine
March 9, 2018

“About 70 percent of the 5,000 or so people housed on any given day in the Dallas County Jail are there because they cannot afford to pay bail. The county pays tens of millions of dollars annually to warehouse these people, some of whom haven’t heard why they are being detained in the first place. At its current population, it costs taxpayers about $70 per prisoner per day, according to the county.”

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