As part of a bold effort at bail reform, the state of New Jersey replaced bail hearings with algorithmically informed risk assessments this year. Anyone’s eligible for release, no money down, if they meet certain criteria. To ensure unbiased, scientific decisions, judges use a machine-generated score.

http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2017/02/us-some-criminal-court-judges-now-use-algorithms-guide-decisions-bail/135763/