Criminal Justice Archive

Judges replacing conjecture with formula for bail

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More than 20 cities and states adopt risk assessment tool to help judges decide which defendants to detain prior to trial

NEW YORK, NY—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a widespread rollout of one of the most significant criminal justice reform initiatives currently underway in the United States. Twenty-one jurisdictions—from major cities to entire states—will adopt the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), a risk assessment tool that helps judges make accurate, efficient, and evidence-based … Read More

Why we spend billions to keep half a million unconvicted people behind bars

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