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Computer Program That Calculates Prison Sentences Is Even More Racist Than Humans, Study Finds

Not surprising that computer programs and their algorithms can incorporate existing biases, as appears to be the case here:

A computer program used to calculate people’s risk…

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Pleasant view man sentenced for murder of infant son

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah – A pleasant view man has been sentenced to fifteen years to life imprisonment, plus $1310.57 in restitution for murdering his two week old baby.  224 more words


Bias, Race, and Sentencing

In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander explains how racial bias has impacted our criminal justice system, particularly in regard to prosecutorial discretion. Our nation has begun to realize that arrest rates for black and white people are motivated by race, but we have work to do to address bias and race relations beyond initial arrests.  939 more words


Chapter Forty Two ~ sentence is finally pronounced

Having pleaded guilty to all the charges against me, not that there had really been any other option, I would at least get the maximum advantage from the scaled reduction which applied at the time for my sentence. 3,501 more words


20-Year Prison Sentence for Man Convicted of Attempting to Shoot a Wildlife Officer

A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 429 more words


Sentence of full incarceration reversed and restitution order vacated

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently reversed a fully incarcerative sentence and vacated a restitution order in a vandalism case.

Regarding the sentence, Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-122 does not authorize a trial court to sentence a defendant convicted of felony vandalism under $1,000 to full incarceration unless he has a prior felony conviction or has violated the terms and conditions of an alternative sentence. 236 more words

Man pleads guilty in deadly skateboard shop stabbing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of fatally stabbing a man who bumped into him has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The Hartford Courant reports that 21-year-old… 108 more words