HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The
blue chairs lining the intake room at the Harris County Joint
Processing Center were more packed than usual in July. But, it wasn't
just because there were five times as many people arrested that month
compared to January.
Investigates analysis of jail intake and booking data found 14% of
people arrested in Harris County so far this year waited 48 hours or
more before getting booked, causing a delay in the first step of an
already backlogged criminal justice system.