Jail Population Management Consultancy Summary


This 1992 report details the Jail Population Management Consultancy (JPMC), which was created to help New York City policy-makers build an appropriate inventory of alternative programs, and make the best use of these programs to reduce jail use. The JPMC was designed to: 

1) determine which admissions to Department of Corrections (DOC) custody result in the greatest use of jail resources;

2) determine how many inmates in DOC custody are eligible for the various existing programs, and the frequency with which admits are eligible for more than one program;

3) determine the factors that predict future incarceration on felony defendants arraigned in Supreme Court; and 

4) determined the characteristics of those who are not eligible for any current alternative program, and the pattern of their use of jail resources.


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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