The New York Community Sentencing Project Development of the Bronx Pilot Project


This 1981 Vera report summarizes the Bronx Sentencing Project (the pilot project), examines its objectives and operations, and considers the way forward for alternative sentencing such as community service. Subject discussed include: developing eligibility criteria and intake procedures; waiting for the jail-bound cases; providing suitable tasks for community service participants; coming to grips with participants' needs (support services); and supervision and enforcement as the basis for credibility in an alternative sentence.


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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