This website is the virtual home of the Carceral Geography Working Group (CGWG) of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
5th International Conference
The 5th International Conference for Carceral Geography takes place 14-15 December 2022 and is hosted by the University of Melbourne. View details
About the Carceral Geography Working Group
The ‘punitive’ or ‘carceral turn’ has brought about new ways of thinking about geography and the state, and has highlighted spaces of incarceration as a new terrain for exploration by geographers. Carceral geography, as a new subdiscipline of human geography, has developed to directly address this punitive turn, and has contributed to a wider ‘carceral turn’ in social sciences scholarship over recent years.
Accordingly, the CGWG aims to support the development of an international, interdisciplinary community of scholars, anchored in carceral geography, to tackle the pressing questions of the carceral age.