The Unintended Consequences of Incarceration Papers From a Conference Organized by Vera


Commissioned by Vera in conjunction with a residential conference held at Arden House in Harriman, New York, these papers explore how increasing rates of incarceration may affect crime rates, the children of inmates, juvenile delinquency, and communities.


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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