[T]hese prisoners live in poor neighborhoods with terrible schools and scant opportunities. And they’re highly policed. So the chance that an ex-convict returning to that neighborhood will have another brush with the law is no doubt larger than that of a tax fraudster who is released into a leafy suburb. In this system, the poor and nonwhite are punished more for being who they are and living where they live.
- From “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”
by Cathy O’Neil