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55 Cross Vigil

June 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – 6 p.m.

Harris County Criminal Justice Center, 1201 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002

For more information: Dorothy Wagner, 832-322-8242, dwagner@organizetexas.org

Since 2009, 55 people have died in the Harris County jail because they couldn’t afford bail.

That is NOT right. That is NOT just.

77% of people in the Harris County jail are there because they can’t afford a bail of $5,000 or less.

Right now, there’s almost no chance for a poor person to be released prior to trial, even if

they are charged with a low level, nonviolent offense. But a rich person can walk

the streets free before trial no matter what kind of danger they pose.

That is NOT right. That is NOT just.

Join us for the 55 Cross Vigil to remember the 55 people who died in Harris County Jail

while waiting trial, and fight for changes so that not one more person dies in jail

because they couldn’t afford to pay their way out.

Community Partners:

Texas Organizing Project (TOP), No More Blood Shed Movement, Operation Outreach (OG1), PowerHouse Ministries,

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice (GHCFJ), Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC)

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Date:
June 20, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

Harris County Criminal Justice Center
1201 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002 United States