One in one hundred

“For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars” states a study reported in the New York Times in 2008.

Thanks to Shaul Cohen, [Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Oregon], for the recommendation of this website from a project by his colleagues at neighbouring Oregon State University.

The project website was created by Oregon State University’s Inside-Out students in the fall of 2011. Their hope is that it will grow as an interactive community and online presence for any person who identifies as a part of the 1 in 100 people incarcerated in the United States.

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  1. Pingback: Prison Map: The Geography of Incarceration in the United States « carceral geography

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