COMPAS recidivism data

Eesha Pendharkar filed this request with the Department of Correction of Massachusetts.
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From: Eesha Pendharkar

To Kate Silvia,

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all COMPAS data from 1/1/2011 to 1/1/2016 including but not limited to the following fields.

1.COMPAS score (raw and decile)

2.Date COMPAS administered



5.Number of juvenile felonies

6.Number of juvenile misdemeanors

7.Number of other juv convictions

8.Date of arrest

9.Charge degree (misdemeanor, felony)

10.Number of priors

11.Date and charge for future arrests

If the Massachusetts Department of Correction uses any other risk assessment software besides COMPAS, please send relevant data from the software used.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Eesha Pendharkar


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