As Texas considers Bail Reform legislation – Jeff Clayton, Executive Policy Director for the American Bail Coalition, testified before the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence last week.
Texas Senate Bill 1338
Senate Bill 1338 has been introduced in Texas and would eliminate the fundamental constitutional right to bail in criminal cases and simultaneously let hardened criminals out of jail free because they say they are poor.
In so doing, the legislation will cost the State of Texas hundreds of millions of dollars, which will instead go toward new criminal welfare programs.
This move will also put out of business the bail bondsmen and bounty hunters who deal with criminal defendants today at no cost to the citizens of the State of Texas so that justice can be done.