Articles Of Interest

Gettin’ Out of Jail

Up to 88% of the people arrested in the city will be released without bail while their cases
are pending under changes to the state’s criminal justice laws coming on Jan. 1, according
to the state Office of Court Administration.

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The New Dynamics of Mass Incarceration

This report is one of a series that the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) is releasing with the Safety and Justice Challenge—the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s initiative to reduce overincarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented.

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