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Wisconsin Court: Warning Labels Are Needed for Scores Rating Defendants’ Risk of Future Crime

propublica.org — We're investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday raised concerns about a risk assessment tool that scores criminal defendants on their likelihood of committing future crimes and is increasingly being used during sentencing.

The Senate's Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners by "Risk Score"

truth-out.org — At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform. A Senate bill on the issue has attracted an impressive 37 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.

The Senate’s Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score’

mintpressnews.com — At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform. A Senate bill on the issue has attracted an impressive 37 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.

Should We Rank Prisoners by ‘Risk Score’?

psmag.com — A popular sentencing reform bill would score federal prisoners according to their risk of recidivating. Those who got high scores would be ineligible for treatment programs. By Lauren Kirchner At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

The Senate’s Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score’

propublica.org — We're investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project At a time when Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on just about anything, there is one issue that unites them: the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

Machine Bias - ProPublica

What Algorithmic Injustice Looks Like in Real Life

psmag.com — A computer program rated defendants' risk of committing a future crime. These are the results. By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu & Lauren Kirchner 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.

Investigations | Mother Jones

Machine Bias | Alternet

alternet.org — ON A SPRING AFTERNOON IN 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid's blue Huffy bicycle and a silver Razor scooter. Borden and a friend grabbed the bike and scooter and tried to ride them down the street in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Coral Springs.

Risk scores attached to defendants unreliable, racially biased

jsonline.com — The first time Paul Zilly heard of his risk assessment score - and realized how much was riding on it - was during his sentencing hearing on Feb. 15, 2013, in a Barron County courtroom. Zilly had been convicted of stealing a push lawn mower and some tools.
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