TFDP Wins Release for Man Detained on Abbott's Executive Order GA-13
On Thursday May 28, a Harris County judge granted a writ filed by TFDP challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order GA-13. Under GA-13, TFDP's client was denied release on his earned good time and trustee credit, even though he contracted COVID-19 while working as a trustee for the Harris County Jail. Now that the writ has been signed, he will finally go home to his family.
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