Carceral geographies

Although it hasn’t received much coverage on this blog to date, one aspect of my research into urban spatialities focuses particularly on carceral geographies and the representation of prisons in literature, autobiography, photography and film.

Over the last few days, a number of interesting projects exploring prisons in the US have come to my attention. First, the work being done by OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com and secondly, via the fantastic thefunambulist.net, the prison map project being developed by Josh Begley, a grad student at NYU. While we’re on this subject, I’d also like to mention Pete Brook’s comprehensive blog, prisonphotography.wordpress.com, as well as a site authored by Melinda Hawtin, a former grad student of mine who wrote an incisive dissertation on prison photography in France.

No Justice For All
Created by: OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com

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