The American Geography Of IncarcerationPosted by JacobSloan on May 30, 2012
We may peruse neighborhoods on Google Maps, read about suburban sprawl and new city developments, but millions of Americans exist in a different, ignored geography. Via the The Funambulist:
Prison Map is a project developed by Josh Begley, a graduate student at NYU. Let’s recall that 2.5 millions people are living in prison in this country. Such a project illustrates therefore a sort of hidden urbanism in which 0.8% of the American population live for a given time.
They illustrate a geography of exclusion [and] often ironically appear similar to European palaces with well-ordered classical plans.