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New York Democrats Are Caving On Bail

Spotlights like this one provide original commentary and analysis on pressing criminal justice issues of the day. You can read them each day in our newsletter, The Daily Appeal.  “Under pressure from law enforcement, state lawmakers say they are now willing to make significant changes to the bail reform laws that have been in effect for less than […]

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Risk Assessment: Explained

The reality of risk assessment algorithms is complicated. Critics say bias can creep in at every stage, from development to implementation to application.