Statement from Vera on Prioritizing Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine for People in Jails, Prisons, and Detention Centers


Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Applaud Federal Bill to Collect COVID-19 Data in Prisons, Jails

Statement from Vera Institute of Justice President Nicholas Turner

NEW YORK — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) introduced the COVID in Corrections Data Transparency Act, bicameral legislation to furth ...

Press Release
August 06, 2020
Press Release

Vera Institute of Justice Releases Comprehensive Coronavirus Guidance Briefs for Criminal & Immigration Justice System

Fact sheets released in response to growing need to prioritize the safety of people who live, work, and have contact with the system

NEW YORK, NY — Today, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, the Vera Institute of Justice, in partnership with Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS), has released five guidance briefs The five fact sheets—focusing on Police and Law Enforcement; Parole, Probation, and Clemency; Immigration; Prosecutors, Def ...

Press Release
March 18, 2020
Press Release