The Bronx Sentencing Project of the Vera Institute of Justice


This 1972 booklet gives an overview of Vera's Bronx Sentencing Project, the pilot program that developed into the Community Service Sentencing Project. The project was established to fill the need for a pre-sentence report which: 1) would contain information most often used by judges in determining sentences and 2) could be prepared within a relatively short period of time.


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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