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Vera Institute of Justice

Going Back To Rikers 20 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 03.09.2016 | Media

Narratively and the Vera Institute of Justice recently published a story in comic book form, about a man named Patrick Burke (at the subject’s reque...

Jason Cherkis

Report Provides Even More Evidence Of The Misuse Of Solitary Confinement | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released this week by the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in New York, provides yet more evidence of t...

Raise the Age

Nicholas Turner | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Nicholas Turner

Do we want to trap the next generation of New Yorkers in cycles of poverty and system involvement out of a misguided desire for retribution?

Ryan J. Reilly

MacArthur Foundation Will Spend Millions To Thin Jail Populations | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the ...

Size of Rebuild at Orleans Parish Prison Is Scrutinized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime
Susan Buchanan

The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.

Study: Stop And Frisk Has Led To Mistrust Of NYPD

Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

The New York City Police Department's use of the stop-and-frisk tactic has so badly damaged some communities' trust in police, according to a new stud...

Prosecutorial Racial Bias Review

Cyrus Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cyrus Vance

Are the decisions of Manhattan prosecutors racially neutral? Or does race play a role in prosecutors' decisions regarding bail, when to press charges, when to offer plea bargains, and the severity of sentences?