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Audit Finds New York City Bail System Costly And Discriminatory By
Nearly two years after the suicide of a former Rikers inmate highlighted a punitive bail system, an audit released Thursday shows that it costs New York City $116 million a year to lock up mostly young black men awaiting trial for...
What Algorithmic Injustice Looks Like In Real Life By
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...
Proposed Legislation Would End Bail System That Punishes The Poor By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release in federal criminal cases, and bars vital federal funding from going to states that impose money...
New York To Eliminate Bail For Non-Violent Suspects By
When I was only 18-years-old, I was attacked by Walmart security guards. My alleged “crime” was eating a muffin from a package of three $0.99 muffins that my mother was paying for in line. But my mother was white, and I am not. The Walmart security guards in Simi Valley,...
Six Years Behind Bars With No Conviction, All Because He Can’t Pay Bail By
Warren McClinton has been behind bars for the past six years, and it has all been because he couldn’t raise money to get bailed out of jail. At this point, his entire 40th decade has been spent in jail, just waiting for trial, even though he has never actually been convicted… of...
Does Bail Really Work To Promote Justice? By
Correction: In the interest of accuracy in our reporting, and after consultation with the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, two corrections to the previous reporting are offered. First, the original report stated that the District of Columbia had an...