In Iowa, an experiment is coming to an end. At the end of December, a program in place in several counties to determine in which cases it's safe to release defendants as they await trial will end. … [Read more...] about Iowa Test of Pretrial Risk Assessment Ends
Pretrial Assessment Tools, Algorithms, and Models
The move away from a system of cash bail is being replaced in many places with a pretrial assessment tool that deploys an algorithm to determine the flight risk of a defendant. Whether they work properly or as intended remains to be seen, but they've drawn fire from both civil libertarians and those in the bail bonds industry.