Manhattan Criminal Arraignment Study Final Report


This report describes the encouraging results of a joint effort initiated in August 1994 by the Criminal Justice Coordinator, the Legal Aid Society, and court administrators to increase Legal Aid's share of cases at arraignment. Vera monitored the arraignment process in person and electronically through March 12, 1995. Includes proportion of felony and misdemeanor cases handled, defense ready time, and rate of guilty pleas entered at arraignment during the study period. Contains a brief history of indigent defense services in New York City.


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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