WATCH LIVE: Local leaders announce plans to reform Harris County's Criminal Justice System

Leaders from both the city of Houston and Harris County discussed plans Wednesday for changes at the third largest jail in the U.S.



The reform is thanks to a $2 million grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Safety and Justice Challenge. The Challenge is a national initiative supported by the Foundation to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

Harris County is one of 20 jurisdictions chosen by the foundation to make changes with criminal justice.

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