Pardons and Amnesties in Russia Clarifying the Differences


A new system of pardons being implemented in Russia may not result in large numbers of prisoners being released. Mounting concern about crime and delinquency, the lack of funds for probation services, and greater public scrutiny of the pardon process are likely to make the newly created Regional Pardon Commissions move cautiously.


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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