An Evaluation of the Booking Through Arraignment Processing of Brooklyn Arrests in the Brooklyn Criminal Court


This 1971 Vera report evaluates a new and controversial pre-arraignment processing facility in Brooklyn, created to save court time for police and complainants by permitting People's witnesses to swear their complaints before arraignment and then excusing them from appearance at arraignment. Recommends improvements for the overall booking-through-arraignment procedures in that borough.


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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