Articles by Emily Hamer

There are many different risk assessment tools, used at various points in the criminal justice system including during bail hearings, sentencing, probation determinations and parole decisions.More
As states around the country are starting to rethink their use of bail, many are turning to algorithms — but critics claim they can be racially biased.More
As states rethink the use of bail, pretrial risk assessment tools are often at the center of it.More
Activists in several cities across the U.S. have organized bail funds to help indigent people pay bail for nonviolent and low-level crimes — but in Wisconsin, these funds are severely limited.More
Problems related to an inability to pay cash bail, and a raft of lawsuits, have prompted numerous states including Wisconsin to question whether using the practice for minor offenses is cost-effective — or even constitutional.More
UW-Madison student-athletes were diagnosed with 137 concussions from 2014 to 2018, according to records from an ongoing NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense concussion study.More