May 6, 2021
By Alana Goodman
President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Texas sheriff Ed Gonzalez, petitioned a court earlier this year to force the mass release of inmates from his county jail. Many of them had been charged with violent crimes and felonies, according to court records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
Gonzalez has served as sheriff of Harris County, Texas, since 2017. Earlier this year, he filed an emergency request asking a federal court to help negotiate the potential release of 1,500 inmates from the Harris County Jail, which he ran and which had an inmate population of around 9,000 at the time. He cited overcrowding, though the jail had housed nearly 10,000 in 2018.
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