Immigrant Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Amid the current public health crisis, the stakes for immigrants facing detention and deportation could not be higher. Immigrants of all statuses,…
May 13, 2020
Criminal Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic
People in jails, prisons, and detention centers are at extreme risk of infection from COVID-19. Now is the time for government leaders to be bold:…
May 06, 2020
Restoring Promise
The design and nature of mass incarceration in America and the culture that sustains it are among the most profound, most unyielding, and least…
May 15, 2019
Reimagining Prison in Germany and Norway
Vera is working to reimagine prisons—to create a system rooted in human dignity that requires a wholesale change of what it means to live behind…
Oct 31, 2018
Walls and Bridges
Vera is committed to securing equal justice for all people, regardless of race, nationality, or country of origin, and to ending mass incarceration…
Jun 26, 2018
Addressing Opioids
As the United States continues to grapple with an opioid overdose crisis, it’s imperative that policymakers recognize that enforcement-led…
Feb 05, 2018
For the Record
Criminal justice and immigration policy affects millions of lives in the United States. Yet, public policy is too often swayed by political rhetoric…
Jul 19, 2017

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Changing Directions
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 60 percent of people in jail reported having had symptoms of a mental health disorder in the prior…
May 18, 2017
A Direction Home
For millions of Americans who have been in prison or jail, the legal and life-restricting consequences of a criminal conviction continue even after…
Apr 24, 2017
Confronting Race and Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Vera harnesses the growing public demand for justice and partners with leaders in the justice system to drive change. One critical aspect of this…
Oct 07, 2016
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