A portrait of Peter Wagner.
Peter Wagner
Executive Director
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—Peter Wagner
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Graph showing that Holyoke and Springfield have higher incarceration rates than other cities in Massachusetts

Data Source: MA DOC, Counties Inmates Released to in 2010, Appendix, & U.S. Census). (Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2012)

Evidence of differential incarceration rates: Number of men released by the DOC in 2010 by the place they returned to, per 10,000 adult men in that community.

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  • September 21, 2016:
    Executive Director Peter Wagner will be speaking at Claremont McKenna College in California. Details TBA.

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