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A reduction to 100-ft. zones around schools & day care centers in Hartford, CT

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.

An illustration of 100-foot sentencing enhancement zones around schools and day care centers, but not public housing, in Hartford.

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