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Algorithms Should've Made Courts More Fair. What Went Wrong?

from Wired

From Sept. 10: Kentucky lawmakers thought requiring that judges consult an algorithm when deciding whether to hold a defendant in jail before trial would make the state's justice system cheaper and fairer by setting more people free. That's not how it turned out. Before the 2011 law took effect, there was little difference between the proportion of black and white defendants granted release to await trial at home without cash bail. more


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