Final Report on the Temporary Release Project


This is the final report of Vera's Temporary Release Project, which studied how inmates were being selected for the New York State Department of Correctional Services' temporary release programs. The department asked Vera to revise the selection process with the following primary objectives:

1) to develop a single, efficient selection process for temporary release and explore using objective point systems to guide or control the selection of inmates for temporary release;

2) to increase inmate understanding of and involvement in the selection process; and 

3) to develop a management information system to monitor effectively the performance of the selection process criteria.


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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