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visit : https://www.insidesources.com/arnold-… The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is testing its algorithmic pretrial risk assessment tool — called the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) — in 40 jurisdictions across the country, and despite the fact that those jurisdictions haven’t been using the tool very long and do not have much data on the tool’s efficacy, the foundation told InsideSources it plans to make the tool available nationwide via an undisclosed national technical systems provider this fall. New Mexico’s Bernalillo County has been using the PSA for a year and does not have any data available. New Mexico’s Republican governor, Susana Martinez, has said the tool was implemented with “devastating results” as it was “letting dangerous criminals back out on the streets to terrorize communities.” In San Francisco, an individual who was on felony probation, had been re-arrested, then released pretrial based on a judge’s discernment after evaluating the Arnold tool, later killed a 71-year-old man. More than a third of those released in San Francisco as a result of the assessment were either booked on a new offense or failed to appear, according to a study. Because there is little data, there is no way to know if other jurisdictions in different cultural and crime climates will see the same success as New Jersey or Lucas County. Furthermore, there is still a fear that the PSA and other similar tools perpetuate racial biases and encourage the pretrial release of dangerous criminals.