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Colorado DAs unveil data dashboards on prosecutions

Overcrowding plagues Colorado jail
Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-08 19:43:58-04

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of eight Colorado district attorneys on Thursday unveiled online data dashboards providing information to the public on the cases they prosecute, including the racial and economic status of defendants and the kinds of sentences handed down for them.

The effort is part of a trend among more prosecutors nationally to provide more transparency to the public about how the criminal justice system works and also help them address any racial and economic disparities after first identifying them in the numbers.

The data is taken from internal case management systems and then analyzed in a way that can be understood by prosecutors and the general public.