The Human Toll of Jail, a project of the Vera Institute of Justice, was made possible with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. We would especially like to thank Laurie Garduque, Patrick Griffin, Soledad McGrath, and Meredith Klein of the MacArthur Foundation for their support throughout the development of this project.

A special thank-you to our partners at Narratively, especially Brendan Spiegel, Noah Rosenberg, and Zara Katz for their creative and editorial acumen, Jason Das for the development and design of this website, and Marco Gallo for the logo design.

Thank you to Carl Ferrero for creating many of the charts, graphs, and infographics; to Jules Verdone for your scrupulous copyediting; and to the writers, illustrators, photographers, and interviewees named throughout this project whose incomparable talent and experience made this project possible.

Vera’s Human Toll of Jail project team:

David Cloud
Patricia Connelly
Mary Crowley
Chelsea Davis
Margaret diZerega
Nancy Fishman
David Hanbury
Adair Iacono
Allison Hastings
Kaitlin Kall
Michael Mehler
Scarlet Neath
Insha Rahman
Linda Siegel
Ryan Shanahan
Ram Subramanian
Liz Swavola
Erika Turner, project manager
Jon Wool
Corinna Yazbek