Structured Fines Day Fines as Fair and Collectable Punishment in American Courts


This 1995 booklet draws on Vera's experience to describe how a day-fine system works in practice, what benefits it can be expected to yield, and how it should be planned. The booklet also includes a bibliography and list of people who can answer questions and provide planning and implementation assistance.


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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