I need your help. 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 17 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.

But now, more than ever, we need your help to put data & compassion into the conversation.

Thank you.
—Peter Wagner, Executive DirectorDonate
Map showing sentencing enhancement zones covering most of Waterbury, CT but few in Prospect, CT

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

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

A comparison of the City of Waterbury (top), and its neighbor, the Town of Prospect (bottom) reveals the stark difference in the law's application between urban and suburban or rural settings.



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