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Can algorithms help judges make fair decisions?

In 2010, the state panel worked on an algorithm, a formula, that would allow a computer to predict how likely a person was to commit another crime and recommend when judges should get more information about a case.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

Almost 10 years in, Pa. commission struggles to agree on sentencing reforms

Per a state mandate, the Sentencing Commission must create an algorithm to measure recidivism risk. Advocates say this risk assessment is inherently racist.
By Katie Meyer/WITF