Eligible Pool Analysis


This analytic memorandum to the New York City Jail Population Advisory Committee addresses two questions: How many inmates in the daily population of the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) are eligible for the various city-funded alternative programs? And, given the sizes of these "eligible pools," how much room is there for program expansion?


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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