criminal justice

New algorithm to expunge 500,000 criminal records in Utah

by • 3 months ago

Using technology from the nonprofit Code for America, Utah will begin removing low-level offenses from eligible criminal records.

Justice Dept. launches criminal justice data-sharing program for state and local government

by • 4 months ago

A new initiative strives to bring new data tools and encourage use of data-driven decision making in criminal justice systems in every state.

Oklahoma tribe upgrades criminal justice IT in wake of Supreme Court ruling

by • 6 months ago

The Choctaw Nation is overhauling the software used by its tribal courts to give both the local government and its residents a more modern experience.

Michigan taps data partnership to reduce recidivism

by • 9 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 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.