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NYC Dashboard Shows 45,789 Released Individuals Awaiting Trial

For the first time, New York City has a complete picture of its pretrial population, thanks to the latest data visualization and database tool created by the city’s Criminal Justice Agency and Luminosity, Inc. The Pretrial Release Dashboard brings in “key facts” that many say have been missing from the bail reform debate.

North Carolina’s ‘Geriatric Death Row’

North Carolina has been increasingly criticized for failing to provide medical care and attention to the inmate population on Death Row — of whom 90 percent are over the age of 50, which the state defines as elderly. It’s not the only state addressing the problem of aging incarcerees.

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Does the Justice System’s ‘Black Box Secrecy’ Violate the Constitution?

Preserving the balance between protecting the integrity of prosecutions and the transparency that is key to ensuring confidence in a “fair and equal” justice system is getting harder in an era of sophisticated technology, writes Southern Methodist University law professor Meghan J. Ryan in a forthcoming paper.