Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mapping the Detention of Migrants


The Global Detention Project is carrying out research into how countries around the world detain migrants. They examine how countries detain on administrative (as opposed to criminal) grounds asylum seekers and irregular immigrants until they can be deported, their identities established, or their claims adjudicated.

As part of the project a number of Google Maps have been created that show the location of detention institutions in different countries around the world. For example, in the U.S. 961 sites used for detention, either directly owned by or under contract with the federal government, have been mapped using the Google Maps API.

Global Detention Project

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