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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prisons From Space

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

This could also be used as a fun prison bingo card. Try to get sent to five in a row!
  • Prisonmap.com
  • This could also be used as a fun prison bingo card. Try to get sent to five in a row!

Ever wondered what the incarceration centers of America—the prison capital of the world— looked like from space? That's what I thought. A New York University graduate student decided to compile satellite images (thanks to ol' Google Maps) of the nearly 5,000 national prisons to get a better grasp of the massive system. His site shows 700 of the best ones— nestled between mountains, on tiny islands, in barren deserts and beyond. Have a gander.

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