Feb 15, 2009

Maps: Prison Blocks and New Orleans

This month's edition of The Atlantic has an interesting spread on the toll of incarceration on one New Orleans neighborhood (Central City).  More and more, mapping technologies are being used to examine block-by-block prison spending and incarceration density patterns in various U.S. cities.  These tools help jurisdictions examine the cost of incarceration at a very local level -- and can be used to explore new investments in the social infrastructure of urban neighborhoods.

For more about justice reinvestment strategies, see this resource from the Council on State Governments Justice Center.