/// State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release

October 12, 2013  |  All Things Digital

At the age of 13, Michael T. Murphy went into the woods near his home in rural New York with the 10-year-old boy who lived next door and stabbed him to death. Last year, having rejected Mr. Murphy’s application 11 times over his more than a quarter-century in prison, the New York State Board of Parole set him free. This time, the parole board deemed Mr. Murphy, then 41, to be a low risk for committing future crimes, according to parole board documents. The board reached its decision using a computer software program called Compas, one of several designed to predict whether individual convicts will return to prison. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release


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