The Leadership Conference Education Fund: The Use of Pretrial “Risk Assessment Instruments”

“For decades we’ve been told that we can fix bias in the system with science. But sentencing guidelines, predictive policing, body worn cameras, have all led to more bias in the system and a mass criminalization of Black, Brown, and poor people. We can end money bail and send far more people home without risk […]

Newsweek: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS RACIST YET COMPUTER ALGORITHMS ARE DECIDING WHO GOES TO PRISON

When Hannah Sassaman first heard that the city of Philadelphia was looking to use artificial intelligence to help judges determine whether someone accused of a crime should be released before trial, she didn’t know much about it or similar efforts underway in cities and states nationwide. But after years of working directly with communities of […]

MMP Policy Director Hannah Sassaman Awarded 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship

Media Mobilizing Project is happy to announce that our policy director, Hannah Sassaman, has been awarded the 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship. Hannah won this competitive fellowship, awarded to pivotal organizers, artists and activists with a major potential for accomplishing transformative social change, for her organizing around algorithmic accountability in criminal justice.   As Philadelphia pursues […]

Statement: On Police Brutality and the District Attorney’s Race

Yesterday morning, the Daily News reported that police officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Harvey, who riddled college student and delivery driver Philipe Holland with crippling bullets, are back on street duty, having never missed a paycheck or suffered any reprimand deeper than suspension.   Reporter Mensah Dean also noted, “There have been more than 430 officer-involved shootings between […]