OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE INDEPENDENT MONITOR
FOR THE ODONNELL V. HARRIS COUNTY CONSENT DECREE
REGARDING MISDEMEANOR BAIL PRACTICES


About the Bail Reform Lawsuit and Consent Decree


Download the ODonnell Consent Decree


The monitor’s role and principles


The monitor’s FIRST SIX-MONTH Report


The monitor’s SECOND SIX-MONTH Report


The monitor’s THIRD SIX-MONTH Report


The monitor’s FOURTH SIX-MONTH Report


The monitor’s Fifth SIX-MONTH Report

COVID-19 Alert
During this unprecedented public health emergency, the Monitor Team for the ODonnell Consent Decree is working diligently with Harris County officials to ensure that misdemeanor arrestees in Harris County have their cases handled in full compliance with the Decree, in order to best protect the health of Sheriff’s Department employees who work in the jail, other law enforcement officials, the remaining jail inmates, and the entire Harris County community.

Thank you for your interest in pretrial justice in Harris County! This ODonnell Monitor website provides information about the ODonnell bail reform lawsuit and the Monitor Team appointed to oversee Harris County’s implementation of the terms of the settlement. Here you can find documents from the ODonnell case, the Monitor Team reports, and information on upcoming dates, events, and on how to contact us.

For seven years beginning March 3, 2020, the Monitor Team will assist Harris County officials as they seek to build a national model for excellence in pretrial justice. However, we cannot succeed without your support and input. We hope to see you at the next Monitor Team community meeting! If you have questions or concerns, let us hear from you


Related Link: Harris County Office of Justice and Safety

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