criminal justice

Michigan taps data partnership to reduce recidivism

by • 4 weeks ago

The Michigan Department of Corrections last week announced a new partnership aimed at using the state’s data to further lower its recidivism rate.

Software glitch keeps Arizona inmates eligible for release behind bars

by • 7 months ago

A whistleblower report found that an inmate management system wasn't adjusted for a new early-release formula, keeping hundreds locked up for too long.

New crime-data dashboard illuminates trends in Cook County, Ill.

by • 2 years ago

The tool's creators are hopeful more detailed information on regional felony cases will inform smarter policy in the nation's second-largest county.

Georgia courts appear to be latest victim of Ryuk ransomware

by • 2 years ago

Since the problem was detected over the weekend, individual courts' networks now may be slowed, but functional, as state and federal authorities investigate.

Pennsylvania's 'Clean Slate' law presents tricky data challenges

by • 2 years ago

Sealing the records of 30 million old criminal cases is a big stride for criminal justice reform, and huge task for the state court system's IT team.