🤖 Jail on Bond
Latest update: April, 2019
Jail on Bond is a bot that informs the public about bail and racial disparities in Connecticut’s criminal justice system. It is a bot that tracks individuals being held in Connecticut Department of Corrections facilities while awaiting trial. It accounts for the race and the offense of the suspect and looks for racial disparities in the bail amount set by the state Criminal Justice system.
Jail on bond has two souls:
🐦 @jailonbond is a twitter bot that tracks individuals being held in Connecticut Department of Corrections facilities while awaiting trial and tweets about the money they have to pail to bail.
📬 It is also a tool for criminal justice reporters that shows them trends about the incarceration flow in the state of Connecticut. It is designed to highlight patterns and outliers in the data, such as racial disparities in incarcerations and excessive bail amounts accounting for the race of the prisoner and the offense they have committed.
This bot pursues public service journalism. If you are reporter, a decision maker or a citizen interested in the criminal justice system, please follow Jail on Bond on Twitter or sign up for its briefings. It will alert you with the stories that matter hidden behind the data.
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