As the conversation continues on Idaho’s handling of the pretrial release of criminal defendants and the role of algorithm based pretrial risk assessment tools, so do the usual misguided arguments. Enter former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney Sheriff Raney thinks “black box” risk assessment
Excerpt from KTVB News, Feb 14, 2019 Bipartisan bill seeks to prevent racial bias in criminal risk-assessment Two Treasure Valley lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up on a bill they say will keep defendants from being unfairly labeled by a computer algorithm as likely future criminals.
As bail reformers continue to their push to implement group-data based criminal justice algorithms to decide bail and conditions of release, the push back against them continues to gain momentum. This time, in conservative Idaho, a group of bipartisan legislators have introduced legislation to end “black-box” algorithms and require that
Excerpt from the Idaho Post Register, Feb 7, 2019 New bill would ban racist algorithms from setting bail BOISE — A bill to ban the use of pretrial risk assessment algorithms that weigh factors such as race was introduced Thursday into the Legislature. Algorithms are used by judges in some places,