PBS NewsHour

Holder: Big data is leading to unfairness in drug sentencing

Clip: 07/31/2014 | 1m 58s

Attorney General Eric Holder told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that he's worried about the criminal justice system relying on big data, in some states, for its drug sentencing. Holder said states should base a sentence on a person's conduct and not on factors such as education level as a predictor to determine a person's likelihood to repeat a crime.

Aired: 07/31/14

Rating: NR

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