Computer Malfunction Leads to 280 Defendants Released in Harris County Jail

    Nick Ferrara

    On March 24, 2022, the Harris County Jail’s “Jweb” system was not operational for 50 hours.

    During that time, between 280 to 300 defendants waited to see a magistrate for their probable cause hearing but did not due to the system failure. As a result, defendants were released because it is the law for defendants to receive a probable cause hearing within 48 hours.

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