The Staten Island Day Fines Project Research in Brief


A brief overview of a pilot program in Staten Island, New York that implemented a new sanction in criminal court—day-fines, so called because the fine amount is tied to an individual offender's daily earnings and ability to pay the penalty, rather than based on a particular crime regardless of the offender's means.


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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