A map of New York State, with the center of the prison population and the center of the total population of the state both marked. The center of the prison population is near the center of the state, but the center of the total population is much closer to New York City.

Data Source: New York Department of Correctional Services and U.S. Census, 2000. (Graph: Rose Heyer, 2003)

This graph originally appeared in Impact in New York.

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