The Continuing Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Setting a New Course


Staff from Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections assessed spending plans for fiscal year 2011 and reviewed recent state legislative action to identify trends in corrections policies. The resulting report can help legislators and other policy makers understand states’ responses both to the fiscal crisis and to unsatisfactory outcomes of earlier corrections policies and investments.

An interactive map and chart show related data about states’ corrections appropriations in fiscal year 2011 and changes since the previous year


More States Are Restoring Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated People, and That’s a Very Good Thing

Not only is the restoration of voting rights a benefit to our democracy, it's also a benefit to those who are personally impacted. While community support is essential to a person's successful reentry after incarceration, this support is—in large part—dependent on a person's ability to engage in their community in the first place. One of the most e...

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  • Karina Schroeder
    Karina Schroeder
  • Kevin  Keenan
    Kevin Keenan
November 06, 2017
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