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Reaching too far, coming up short:

How large sentencing enhancement zones
miss the mark

by Aleks Kajstura, Peter Wagner and Leah Sakala
January 27, 2009

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Related research

  • cover of the report The Geography of Punishment: How Huge Sentencing Enhancement Zones Harm Communities, Fail to Protect Children

    by Aleks Kajstura, Peter Wagner and William Goldberg, July 2008

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  • November 29, 2017:
    Legal Director Aleks Kajstura will be in DC speaking at the congressional Democratic Women’s Working Group dinner about women’s mass incarceration.

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