Data Source: The table includes all probation cases handled by the state’s District Court locations. It does not include the Boston Municipal Court locations, whose service areas or jurisdictions are not based on towns and cities like the District Courts, but rather neighborhoods. It also excludes Superior Court and Juvenile Court cases. For full sources, see appendix. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2016)
This graph originally appeared in Punishing Poverty: The high cost of probation fees in Massachusetts.