How it works: AK's new computer-generated bail system

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The State of Alaska is using a brand new system based on a computer-generated algorithm to help determine whether someone charged with a crime should be released on bail before trial and who should stay locked up. 

A tour of the Alaska Pretrial Enforcement Division's work area revealed an office space under construction, soon to be as new as the type of work Director Geri Fox says her division is embarking on. 

"We've never had the kinds of options that we do now," said Fox. 

How it works: AK's new computer-generated bail system

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