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Reform advocates say the risk assessments are racially biased and are not effective at their key tasks: predicting the likelihood someone will return to court.
Dawn R. Wolfe
Around one-third of counties in the United States use the tools when making release decisions, but few monitor whether they work as intended.
In Cook County, Illinois, 99 percent of defendants deemed ‘high risk’ for pretrial violence don’t reoffend.
With Hannah Sassaman and Matt Henry
Adam H. Johnson
The passage of Senate Bill 10 would decimate the bail industry, but many advocates say it falls short of true reform.
Advocates in Philadelphia say a new tool to assist judges in sentencing could perpetuate bias.