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Map showing the 25 communities in Baltimore that account for 3 out of 4 Baltimore residents in prison. These 25 communities are: 
Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park
Southwest Baltimore
Greater Rosemont
Clifton-Berea
Southern Park Heights
Midway/Coldstream
Madison/East End
Allendale/Irvington/S. Hilton
Upton/Druid Heights
Greenmount East
Belair-Edison
Oldtown/Middle East
Pimlico/Arlington/Hilltop
Cedonia/Frankford
Penn North/Reservoir Hill
Patterson Park North & East
Greater Mondawmin
Forest Park/Walbrook
Dorchester/Ashburton
Cherry Hill
Greater Govans
Northwood
Edmondson Village
Greater Charles Village/Barclay
Brooklyn/Curtis Bay/Hawkins Point

Data Source: Original data analysis for The Right Investment?: Corrections Spending in Baltimore City, see the methodology section for details. (Graph: JPI and PPI, 2015)

This graph originally appeared in The Right Investment?: Corrections Spending in Baltimore City.

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