The U.S. has a seriously bloated prison population. We lock up people at a higher rate than any other country in the world; roughly 1 out of 140 Americans are currently behind bars.

And among certain minority populations, that rate is even steeper. African

Source:: The Lowdown

Should Algorithms Be Used to Predict Criminal Behavior? 2 June,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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