To imagine a more just New York City, we must first make legible a more complete picture of the city’s criminal justice system as it presently exists. As a system, it resides sometimes visibly and sometimes stealthily. What sites do we include? How pervasive is it? This map draws on publicly-available information to chart the reach and locations of the institutions and agencies involved. You can sort the points by function (for example, enforcement, confinement, or courts) and by the type of site (for example, jail, criminal court, or probation office). Click on a point to find out more about the site.
This map is a collaborative project between Urban Omnibus and the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. It is a work in progress, and does not claim to be comprehensive or objective — like all maps, it has a point of view. But it does seek to be accurate; if you spot an error or think something else ought to be included, please be in touch.