Final Narrative Report of Activities Undertaken by the Vera Institute of Justice Pursuant to Ford Foundation's Grant #660-0329-G


This report describes the initial defining work by which Vera became known to the Ford Foundation and outlines the rationale for creating, through general support grants, an organization with the particular mission and methods of the Vera Institute of Justice.


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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