Holder: Big Data is Leading to 'Fundamental Unfairness' in Drug Sentencing

Attorney General Eric Holder told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill on Thursday that he's worried about the criminal justice system relying on so-called big data, in some states, for its drug sentencing. States should, the attorney general said, base a sentence on a person's conduct and not on factors such as education level, neighborhood background, among others, as a predictor to determine a person's likelihood to repeat a crime.
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