This is a very interesting website, containing images of prisons and incarceration throughout the world and throughout history. The above photograph is from an artist’s project of documenting a women’s prison in Albania. also, check out these 1950’s Brooklyn mugshots:
This is all part of what I sincerely hope is a resurgence of political interest in the U.S. prison population, currently the highest in the world. For more information about the warehousing of millions of human beings in The American Gulag, the Prison Activist Resource Center is a good place to start.