50 Years of Innovation: 1961-2011


The Vera Institute of Justice has been partnering with leaders in government and civil society to improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety for 50 years. This report provides an overview of its work, along with highlights of some of the current projects extending Vera's record of accomplishment.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021