Today, as part of its efforts to protect people most at risk of contracting COVID-19, the Vera Institute of Justice issued a guidance brief urging Attorney General Barr, governors, sheriffs, and corrections administrators to take immediate action to stem the explosion of COVID-19 cases in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Warned for weeks about the impending crisis, people behind bars are now facing the consequences of slow and inadequate government responses. Thousands of lives are at risk.
Length of Incarceration and Recidivism is the seventh publication in the Commission’s recent series on recidivism. This study examines the relationship between length of incarceration and recidivism, specifically exploring three potential relationships that may exist: incarceration as having a deterrent effect, a criminogenic effect, or no effect on recidivism. There are links to this report and other reports – Found HERE
California has given counties more than $8 billion to handle thousands of new inmates. But lax spending rules and limited scrutiny have allowed some sheriffs to use that money for other things, which may violate state law.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/california-gave-billions-in-taxpayer-dollars-to-improve-jails-but-thats-now-how-these-sheriffs-are-spending-it
The Overview of Probation and Supervised Release Conditions is intended to be a resource for defendants, judges, probation officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other criminal justice practitioners.
— Read on www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/overview-probation-supervised-release-conditions
Report showing incarceration, probation, and parole in each state and D.C.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/correctionalcontrol2018.html
Jail construction has vastly expanded America’s capacity to incarcerate people. In 1970, there were 243, 000 jail beds in the United States, but by 2017
— Read on www.vera.org/publications/broken-ground-jail-construction
Report revealing that at least 4.9 million people cycle through county jails each year, and most have serious medical and economic needs.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/repeatarrests.html
Grits for Breakfast: Podcast: Ranking the greatest American prison songs, a crowd-sourced exoneration out of Tyler, and other stories
— Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2019/08/podcast-ranking-greatest-american.html
Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected year-end 2017 and 2018 prison population data directly from state departments of corrections and the…
— Read on www.vera.org/publications/people-in-prison-in-2018
MORE prison resources can be accessed at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. HERE
In 2018, the number of prisoners hit a nine-year low. But some states are resisting the trend.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2019/04/24/the-us-prison-population-is-shrinking