The ‘punitive turn’ has brought new ways of thinking about geography and the state, and has highlighted spaces of incarceration as a new terrain for exploration by geographers. Geographical engagements with incarceration have put these spaces, and experiences within them, firmly on the disciplinary map. Human geography, and specifically the sub-discipline of carceral geography, have much to offer to the study of incarceration, and taking the ‘carceral’ as a locus of research offers useful opportunities both to invigorate ongoing developments within human geography, and to contribute to positive social change.

This website presents some current research, links to information about specific projects; the Carceral Geography Lab; and via the Network page, to the growing number of researchers working in this field; and to information about new books in this field.