The Stunning Geography of Incarceration | :: The 4th Era :: |
America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.

Begley’s images capture the massive scale of this entire industry and the land that we devote to it (America has less than 5 percent of the world’s population but houses a quarter of the world’s prisoners). His website, in fact, includes only about 14 percent of all of the prisons he’s captured (each one is scaled to the same size).

Tags: remote sensing, land usegeospatiallandscape