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I believe that bail is used unfairly against the poor. A majority of these people cannot afford to pay the ridiculously high bail, so they are forced to sit in jail for a crime they are not even proven guilty of. The unfortunate reality of this situation is that these low income households are sometimes single parent, and they cannot afford to pay for child care. These people have to figure out arrangements for their kids and could potentially lose their job. The bail system is completely biased because while poor people sit in jail, the wealthy have the resources to pay the bail and can resume their normal lives.
This is extremely unfair and some type of reform needs to be made. However, I’m not sure if i believe that computerized screening assessments are the solution. While this sounds like it could work, it is important to consider how accurately a robotic system deciphering how high/low risk a person is. There is a possibility that these machines could be biased or inaccurate, or even racially profile based on their zip code, education, family history, etc. Additionally, replacing the cash bail system with a computerized system could potentially clog up jails and further exacerbate the overcrowding issue. While these computerized assessments could possibly work if these potential problems were mitigated, I think there needs to be a lot more research and work done on this technology. In the mean time, I believe something similar should be set in place with humans as opposed to computers, and with a strict protocol and guidelines to prevent human biases.