Report on the Planning Phase of the Felony Disposition Project


This is a 1973 report on the three-month planning phase for the Felony Disposition Project. The report explores in detail the logistic and other technical problems of this somewhat unorthodox research project. Part I gives an overview of these technical explorations, Part II summarizes the results of these explorations and outlines in detail the research operations Vera wanted to put into effect as of January 1, 1973.


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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