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The North Central Unit at Calico Rock, Ark., is where Milton Thomas is awaiting his upcoming trial, expected to be held in March. Thomas was on parole in Arkansas’s “Pathways to Freedom” release program when he was arrested for raping a 71-year-old nurse. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman)

Secret tests lead to risky justice

In an effort to reduce prison populations, states are using secretive psychology surveys to predict inmates’ future crimes, sometimes with tragic results