On Thursday, New York City’s Independent Budget Office revealed how expensive, discriminatory and unjust the city’s bail system remained as of last year.
A computer program rated defendants’ risk of committing a future crime. These are the results.
Courtrooms across the nation are using computer programs to predict who will be a future criminal. The programs help inform decisions on everything from bail to sentencing. They are meant to make the criminal justice system fairer — and to weed out human biases. ProPublica tested one such program and found that