In August, Alameda County, Ca., replaced its ’70s-era case management system with new software, Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager. It wasn’t a radical decision. Most counties use some kind of software to process information about the people in their courts. When a judge issues or recalls an arrest warrant, when a defendant posts bail—all of this is data that the courts and the police rely upon to make decisions about whom to detain, arrest, or release. Since . . .
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