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Glaring Racial Disparities Persist in NYC Jails: Study

New York City has one of the lowest jail incarceration rates in the nation, but it still houses disproportionate numbers of people of color. Black and Latinx people make up 90 percent of jail admissions, although they comprise just 52 percent of the city’s population, says a study published by the National Academy of Sciences.

Detroit Lawsuit Charges Facial Recognition Bias

A Detroit man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over a 2020 wrongful arrest sparked by police facial recognition software. A growing body of research supports his claim that the algorithms used by the program are inaccurate when used to identify people of color.