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Harris Co. inmates wait too long to get into jail, fix costs you millions
Houston

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.

Our 13 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.