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Graph showing that almost half of the state’s incarcerated people come from the five major cities (Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury), but almost 2/3rds (65%) of the state’s prison cells were located in just 5 towns: Cheshire, East Lyme, Enfield, Somers, and Suffield.

Data Source: 2010 Census counts of town/city prison and total populations and 2010 Connecticut Department of Correction for where incarcerated people reside. (Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2013)

This graph originally appeared in Imported "Constituents": Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Connecticut.

Almost half of the state’s incarcerated people come from the five major cities, but nearly every town in the state had at least one resident incarcerated on Census Day. Though the prison population comes from many communities, it is concentrated in just a few: almost 2/3rds (65%) of the state’s prison cells were located in just 5 towns: Cheshire, East Lyme, Enfield, Somers, and Suffield.

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