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I co-founded the Prison Policy Initiative to put the problem of mass incarceration — and the perverse incentives that fuel it — on the national agenda. Over the last 16 years, our campaigns have protected our democracy from the prison system and protected the poorest families in this country from the predatory prison telephone industry. Our reports untangle the statistics and recruit new allies.

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Map showing sentencing enhancement zones covering little of Canaan or Union

Data Source: Information can be found in the methodology section of the report. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

This graph originally appeared in Reaching too far: How Connecticut’s large sentencing enhancement zones miss the mark.

In Connecticut, the rural towns of Canaan and Union serve as a contrast to the sentencing enhancement laws application in urban settings.

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