Law enforcement agencies are increasingly presenting high-tech tools like electronic monitoring and algorithms as solutions to mass incarceration. But these digital tools are false solutions and only amplify the racial bias that already exists in the criminal legal system.Learn More Sign the Petition
High-Tech Policing and Prisons
In the era of big data, technology is powering policing in ways that exacerbate racial bias. Law enforcement groups are increasingly adopting body-worn cameras, license plate readers, Stingrays and other policing technologies to continue a legacy of criminalizing communities of color. Meanwhile, in the criminal legal system, algorithms and electronic monitoring are helping to expand mass incarceration.
For more than a decade, families have been calling for relief from the high price of staying connected to their loved ones behind bars. From the price of a simple phone call to the exploitative charges for video visitations, families are often forced to choose between other needs—like food and power—and regular contact. Meanwhile, the phone providers and the correctional facilities are making huge profits by maintaining these electronic barriers.Learn More Sign the Petition