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