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Mapping Pretrial Injustice

Movement Alliance Project teamed up with MediaJustice to create Mapping Pretrial Injustice. As cities and states across the country transform their pretrial decision-making systems, many are implementing pretrial risk assessment algorithms to inform high-stakes decisions on who gets freedom and who stays supervised or locked up before their trials. Our website serves as a tool for organizers fighting for pretrial decarceration in their communities, particularly around the use of these algorithms. 

Mapping Pretrial Injustice includes basics on how these risk assessments are used in pretrial decision-making, details our research on tools and maps how they are used in hundreds of jurisdictions across the country, and challenges the notion that risk assessments offer real solutions to pretrial incarceration.