Map showing the White and Latino populations of Holyoke and the sentencing enhancement zones in that city. The Latino population lives disproportionately in the zones.

(Graph: Prison Policy Initiative, 2008)

This graph originally appeared in The Geography of Punishment: How Huge Sentencing Enhancement Zones Harm Communities, Fail to Protect Children.

Holyoke has a higher percentage of Whites and Latinos in school zones than any other city or town in Hampden County. But Latinos (red dots) are still far more likely than Whites (blue dots) to live in a zone and be subject to the enhanced penalty.

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