This Country's Criminal Justice System Could Be Working Better...


This 1973 booklet by Vera Technical Assistance gives an overview of Vera's Technical Assistance Program in support of criminal justice efforts, examples of specific projects and the type of support Vera Technical Assistance can provide other jurisdictions to help implement similar efforts.


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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