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Mary Mergler

Criminal justice project director, Texas Appleseed

Mary Mergler is director of the criminal justice project at Texas Appleseed.

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Bail reform means safer communities

Bail reform done the right way — basing pretrial release decisions on risk rather than money — will ultimately lead to fewer crimes and safer communities. That’s why the Legislature should pass bail reform legislation next session to improve pretrial justice in Texas.