The Geography of Incarceration in a Gateway City

The Cost and Consequences of High Incarceration Rate Neighborhoods in Worcester

Published Date : September 25, 2017
Author(s) : Ben Forman and Lindiwe Rennert

In 2016, MassINC and the Boston Indicators Project issued a report detailing the geography of incarceration in Boston. Utilizing new data provided by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, this report extends that line of research by examining incarceration in a Gateway City. The analysis explores the cost and consequences of high incarceration rates in Worcester neighborhoods, offering vital information for policymakers crafting comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation.




Meet The Authors

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

Lindiwe Rennert

Transit-oriented Development Specialist , MassINC

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