New tool backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Google aims to make prison data more transparent


You can’t change what you can’t see. 

That’s the motto of Measures for Justice, a nonprofit that just launched an online data portal to address unanswered questions about the American criminal justice system. Though the prison system is highly critiqued by activists, we know very little about what life looks like for the more than 2 million prisoners currently held in county prisons around the U.S. 

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Measures for Justice’s new platform is the first tool of its kind, working to uncover data in all 50 states currently unavailable to the public and present it in an easy-to-understand format. Read more…

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