Problem of Overcrowding in the Detention Institutions of NYC An Analysis of Causes and Recommendations for Alleviation


This 1968 report discusses the unexpected and alarming rate of increase in the population of New York City's detention institutions. The report contains statistical analysis of the problem and a series of recommendations to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on how to alleviate it. The author stresses that many of the problems which plague the judicial and correctional systems of New York cannot even be articulated, let alone solved, until the proper kinds of data are gathered, correlated and analyzed.


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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