Fines in sentencing Working paper #1: Report on American state statutes relating to fines in criminal cases


This 1982 Vera report reviewed the statutes of all American states and the District of Columbia for content relevant to the Fines in Sentencing Project. Between late October and late December 1980, statutory information was gathered on forty-six states. Remaining states and all 190 legislative session laws were reviewed early in 1981, bringing all information current through 1980.


Photo by Lucy Nicholson (REUTERS)

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