WATCH: Measures for Justice brings transparency to justice system

Apr 4, 2017

There are places in our country where no violent felony cases have gone to trial in five years. There are also places where poor defendants are incarcerated up to seven times more often than non-poor defendants for the same type of drug crimes. These are all findings from a soon-to-be-released online data portal that compares how the criminal justice system is working and performing in counties throughout the U.S. It was created by Rochester-based nonprofit Measures for Justice. Amy Bach the Founder and Executive Director of joins this edition of Need to Know.