Report of the Working Group on Magistrates' Courts


This 1982 British Home Office Report analyzes the functioning of magistrates' courts in the United Kingdom and offers suggestions on improving it. The report has for main parts: 

1) a description of magistrates' courts current functioning; 

2) suggestions for improving waiting times;

 3) suggestions for improving fine enforcement; and 

4) improving the working of the system.


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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