What To Do With America’s Prisons?

December 7, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Since 2009 America’s prison population has been declining. This raises a new question for the country that imprisons the most people in the world: What to do with all the unused prisons? Emily Badger wrote:

  • The easiest thing to convert prisons into is self-storage units. But there is only so much demand for those.
  • Historic prisons, in urban areas with sophisticated architecture are being preserved as historical sites. One such prison is being revamped into an arts center.
  • Other ideas include turning them into server farms, technology startup space, DNA laboratories, and museum collections.

Read more about America’s prisons, why the prison population is declining, and the former-jail-now-hotel with the tasteless restaurant name over here.

Source: The Atlantic