Narrative Report The Vera Institute of Justice Technical Assistance to Other Jurisdictions and Communications Programs


This report gives a history of Vera and describes what Vera did to enhance its capacity to serve the field beyond New York's borders from July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988. The report traces, in each substantive area of Vera's work in crime control and criminal justice, the spread of its innovations across the country.


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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