MediaJustice

“Mapping Pretrial Injustice”, a first-of-its-kind database documenting the use of risk assessment tools around the country and our newest #NoDigitalPrisons project with Media Mobilizing Project, shows little evidence that these tools are leading to reductions in pretrial incarceration rates or eliminating racial disparities in pretrial release decisions. 

“Directly impacted communities have a right to take up space in these conversations because these are issues that are actually impacting their lives. … The data from these tools is data from our actual communities, people that are justice-involved. I hope that organizers and activists see the fact that a community-based, grassroots organization put together this research as an indication that we have the agency to create our own analysis and critiques about the way that these tools are being used.”

Myaisha Hayes via The Appeal

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