So, a couple months ago, Dallas County went live with a new computer system that was supposed to link the Sheriffs Department, court system, and DA's office. Oops. The system has been on the fritz since day one.
Scores of people have been in jail for days--sometimes weeks--longer than they were supposed to be. Even more are being held in the jail without the court being notified, so they are never given court dates or appointed an attorney. One of my co-workers had a client no-billed by the grand jury only to sit in jail for another month with no pending charges! The quote in the article from the County Commissioner administrator is such a crock. We're not idiots, Mr. Clemson. We know about other holds! There are still people being held in the jail with no holds! Now, get off your a-- and do something about it.