Harris Co. halts inmate releases after 1st offenders leave jail
Apr 05, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hours after a dozen medically-vulnerable inmates were released from jail Friday, Harris County has halted additional releases, citing a court order.
The order signed by the region's administrative judge, Herb Ritchie, couldn't be any clearer. It directs county criminal justice agencies to "ignore and wholly disregard any order and/or directive from the Harris County Judge regarding the (release of felony inmates) now in custody."