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In support of limiting arrests for fine-only offenses

Katharine Neill Harris

In support of limiting arrests for fine-only offenses.

In testimony before the Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Neill Harris expressed support for limiting arrests for fine-only offenses and expanding cite-and-release eligibility to include nonviolent misdemeanors and low-level drug possession. These changes will save taxpayers money and reduce the racially disparate burdens of incarceration without compromising public safety, she said. Read her full statement in the PDF below.